In a Facebook post Friday, Lisa Cloud wrote she wanted people “to know that although my son was in deep grief about his father’s untimely death from mesothelioma, his last day was a joyful one.”
“He did not intend to end his life,” the actor’s mother added. “When we hugged goodnight, we said how much we loved each other and he said he would see me in the morning. I don’t know if or what he may have put in his body after that. I only know that he put his head on the desk where he was working on art projects, fell asleep and didn’t wake up.”
“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” a statement from Cloud’s family read. “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. The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend.”
The statement 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. We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter and love for everyone.”
While details surrounding Cloud’s death remain unknown, the actor’s mother further debunked on Friday the notion his death was the result of suicide.
“We may find out that he overdosed accidentally and tragically, but it’s abundantly clear that he did not intend to check out of this world,” Lisa wrote. “His struggles were real. He gave and received so much love and support to and from his tribe. His work in ‘Euphoria’ became a lightning rod for his generation and opened up a conversation about compassion, loyalty, acceptance and love.”
‘Angus was special to all of us’:Angus Cloud, ‘Euphoria’ actor who played Fezco, dies at 25
Born in July 1998, Cloud made his acting debut as drug dealer Fezco “Fez” O’Neill on the HBO drama series “Euphoria” in 2019, starring alongside Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer and Jacob Elordi. Cloud landed the role in a moment of serendipity when he was spotted by casting scout Eléonore Hendricks – who referred him to casting director Jennifer Venditti – while walking down the street in New York.
“He was too special, too talented and way too young to leave us so soon,” “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson told The Associated Press following his death. “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.”
Source: USA Today