Actor Angus Cloud, 25, died in July. On Wednesday, Page Six confirmed that the cause of death was “accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and more.
TMZ reported the actor was best known for playing drug dealer Fezco “Fez” O’Neill in the HBO series, “Euphoria.”
Angus’ mother found the actor’s body in their Oakland California home. Oakland police pronounced Cloud dead upon arrival.
TMZ reported at the time that in the 911 call to police, Angus’ mother said there was “a possible overdose.”
“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today. As an artist, a friend, a brother, and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways,” his family said in a statement in July.
His family also noted that Angus struggled with his father’s recent passing. They wrote: “Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss.”
Page Six reported that a source shared that Cloud had been “battling suicidal ideations.”
Some have suggested that Cloud had battled addiction and had been troubled for months. Last April, Diomi Cordero claimed he was Cloud’s “former talent manager” and that he met the actor in 2021 when they were both patients at the rehab facility.
Cordero also claimed he once administered Narcan and CPR to Cloud, after he apparently overdosed.
in February 2022, Cloud told Complex Magazine he hoped his role in “Euphoria” taught viewers to have some “sympathy” for those battling drug addiction. Because addiction is serious and a lot of doctors call it a disease, it’s a real thing. People don’t understand it. It’s easy to talk about and it’s easy to say, ‘Just say no,’” he said at the time.
Cloud added: “But for someone who is in active addiction, that is damn near impossible and they will throw their whole life away and they will die because of this disease or whatever, and then they will say it’s not a disease because you ‘choose’ to do drugs. You don’t ‘choose’ to do cancer.”
Many who worked with Cloud offered tributes to the actor. “Euphoria” creator, Sam Levinson wrote: “There was no one quite like Angus. He was too special, too talented and way too young to leave us so soon. He also struggled, like many of us, with addiction and depression. I hope he knew how many hearts he touched. I loved him. I always will. Rest in Peace, and God bless his family.”
Cloud’s family wrote: “The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend. 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.”
The family added, “We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter, and love for everyone.”
We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”
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