Heartbreaking news strikes the entertainment world as Angus Cloud, a beloved star of HBO’s hit series Euphoria, passes away at the tender age of 25. (nme.com) TMZ reported on Monday, July 31, that the talented actor died at his family’s home in Oakland, following the recent loss of his father. (hollywoodlife.com) In a poignant statement to the outlet, his family addressed his apparent battle with mental health issues, highlighting the heavy toll it took on his life. (hollywoodlife.com) “It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” the statement began. “As an artist, a friend, a brother, and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways.”
“Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss,” they continued. “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 of the rising young star acknowledged they are still “processing” his death, their grief unimaginable. (instagram.com) “We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter, and love for everyone,” they concluded, asking for privacy during this devastating time. The loss of Angus Cloud is not just a blow to the entertainment industry but serves as a poignant reminder of the battles many silently face. (glonme.com) (glonme.com) (glonme.com)
Angus portrayed the pivotal character Fezzco opposite his “on-set” brother Ashtray (played by Javon “Wanna” Walton) from 2019 to 2022. (hollywoodlife.com) In a January 2022 interview, Javon shared the deep bond they had, likening it to an “on-set brother” relationship. (glonme.com) “In Euphoria, they [Ashtray and Fezco] would die for each other,” he told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY at the time. “They’re that close, and I feel like we do a good job of showing that.”
Reflecting on his growing fame in a February 2022 interview, Angus humbly expressed his gratitude for the support he received. (hollywoodlife.com) “It’s been pretty crazy,” he told NME. “Everybody seems to like it, so that’s cool.”
As we mourn the untimely loss of a talented artist and compassionate soul, let us not forget the critical importance of mental health awareness and support. (tmz.com) Angus’s struggle serves as a poignant reminder that mental health challenges can affect anyone, regardless of fame or success. In honor of Angus Cloud, let us come together as a politically mature audience to reflect on the impact of mental health issues in our society and how we can provide a nurturing environment for those facing such battles. Share your thoughts and stories in the comments below, fostering empathy and understanding as we stand united in the pursuit of mental well-being for all.