Euphoria Star Angus Cloud’s Death Ruled as Accidental Overdose

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Actor had a lethal mix of drugs in his system, coroner says

Angus Cloud, the actor who played the drug dealer Fezco in the HBO series Euphoria, died of an accidental overdose in July, according to the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau. The coroner’s report, which was obtained by several media outlets on Thursday, revealed that Cloud had a fatal combination of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and benzodiazepines in his system at the time of his death. He was 25 years old.

Cloud was found unresponsive at his parents’ home in Oakland, California, on July 31. His family confirmed his death in a statement, saying that he had been struggling with the loss of his father, who died in May from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. His mother, Lisa Cloud McLaughlin, said in a later post on Facebook that her son did not intend to end his life and that he had been making plans for the future.

Cloud was a newcomer to acting and a fan favorite on Euphoria

Cloud had no acting experience before he was cast as Fezco, the loyal and protective friend of Rue Bennett, the troubled protagonist of Euphoria, played by Zendaya. He was discovered by a casting scout on the streets of New York and impressed the series creator, Sam Levinson, with his natural talent and charisma. He quickly became a fan favorite for his portrayal of the complex and sympathetic character, who dealt drugs but also cared deeply for Rue and her well-being.

Euphoria Star Angus Cloud’s Death

Cloud was open about his own mental health issues and his family hoped that his death would raise awareness and inspire others to seek help. “Angus was open about his battle with mental health and we hope that his passing can be a reminder to others that they are not alone and should not fight this on their own in silence,” his family said in their statement. “We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter and love for everyone.”

Euphoria cast and fans mourned Cloud’s death and paid tribute to his legacy

Cloud’s death shocked and saddened his co-stars and fans, who expressed their condolences and tributes on social media. Zendaya posted a photo of Cloud on Instagram with the caption: “A beautiful soul, way too young to leave this world, you will be dearly missed.” Other cast members, such as Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira, Sydney Sweeney and Maude Apatow, also shared their memories and love for Cloud on their platforms.

Fans of Euphoria also mourned Cloud’s death and celebrated his work on the show, which had aired two special episodes in late 2020 and early 2021, and was expected to return for a second season. Many fans praised Cloud for his authentic and nuanced performance as Fezco, and for bringing joy and warmth to the dark and gritty drama. Some fans also created artworks, videos and playlists in honor of Cloud and his character.

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