“Euphoria” Creator Sam Levinson Issued A Heartfelt Statement Remembering Angus Cloud In The Wake Of His Death At 25 Years Old

Angus shot to fame as one of Euphoria’s breakout stars, and in October of last year, he said he couldn’t wait to “get back to work” on the show’s third season alongside his castmates.

Sam Levinson, the creator of Euphoria, has issued a statement in the wake of Angus Cloud’s death.

Close-up of Sam at a press event

Yesterday, a representative for Angus confirmed to BuzzFeed that the 25-year-old actor died at his family home in Oakland. The cause of death was not shared.

Close-up of Angus smiling in a bow tie at a press event

In a statement, Angus’s family mourned the loss of “an artist, a friend, a brother and a son” who was “special to all of us in so many ways.”

Close-up of Angus smiling at a press event

“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” the family said. “Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss. The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend.”

Close-up of Angus at a press event

They continued: “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.”

Close-up of Angus at a press event

Angus shot to fame in 2019 as one of the stars of HBO’s Euphoria, which is the network's most watched show after Game of Thrones.

Close-up of Angus in a scene from Euphoria

In the two seasons, Angus starred as a kindhearted drug dealer named Fezco.

Close-up of Angus

Fez was the best friend of Zendaya’s Rue and was one of the series’ most beloved characters — particularly after a Season 2 storyline that saw him spark an unlikely romance with classmate Lexi, played by Maude Apatow.

Close-up of Angus and Maude sitting on the couch in a scene from the show

Making his breakout performance all the more special, Angus had no acting experience before appearing in Euphoria. Instead, he landed a part in the show after a casting agent approached him on the streets of New York City and asked him if he’d be interested in reading for the pilot.

Close-up of Angus

After the news of his death, HBO issued a statement remembering the “immensely talented” actor.

Cast members of Euphoria along with Sam Levinson at a media event taking a selfie

“We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Angus Cloud. He was immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family,” a post from the network read. “We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.”

Close-up of Angus

And while many of Angus’s Euphoria costars have yet to publicly address his tragic death, the show’s creator shared some heartfelt words in his memory.

Close-up of Sam at a press event

“There was no one quite like Angus. He was too special, too talented and way too young to leave us so soon,” Sam said in a statement obtained by Deadline. “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.”

Close-up of Angus smiling

Drake, who is an executive producer on the series, also mourned the loss of the actor on his Instagram account, sharing a photograph of him alongside the words, “Good soul 😥🕊️.”

Drake, Sam, and Zendaya at a media event

In October, Angus expressed excitement about reuniting with his Euphoria castmates to work on the third season of the show — which was recently pushed back to a 2025 release date, partly due to the ongoing strikes in Hollywood.

Cast members of Euphoria and Sam at a media event

“I can't wait to get back to work with everyone,” he told E! News last year. “I feel like it's been way too long. I just can't wait to see everyone and working on set again.”

Zendaya and Angus smiling and hugging at a media event

Prior to his death, he had a number of projects in the works, including Freaky Tales (with Pedro Pascal and Jay Ellis) and another movie alongside Melissa Barrera and Kathryn Newton.

Close-up of Angus at a media event

Angus seemingly teased these projects at the time, telling E!, “I can't wait for everyone to see. They're a little different than what I usually do.”

Close-up of Angus at a media event

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