Angus Cloud, the actor greatest identified for portraying Fezco, a lovable drug seller on the HBO tv present “Euphoria,” died on Monday at his household residence in Oakland, Calif. He was 25.
The demise was confirmed by Cait Bailey, Mr. Cloud’s consultant, who shared an announcement from his household. The assertion didn’t specify a trigger, however mentioned that Mr. Cloud had “intensely struggled” after the current demise of his father, Conor Hickey, whom the household buried final week.
“The one consolation we have now is realizing Angus is now reunited along with his dad, who was his greatest good friend,” the household mentioned. “Angus was open about his battle with psychological well being and we hope that his passing is usually a reminder to others that they aren’t alone and mustn’t battle this on their very own in silence.”
Born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey on July 10, 1998, in Oakland, he attended the Oakland College for the Arts, in accordance with a 2019 profile in The Wall Road Journal. He constructed units and labored on lighting and sound for his highschool’s theater division, in accordance with the profile. However earlier than his function on “Euphoria,” he had by no means carried out.
Mr. Cloud was found in 2018 by a casting agent who noticed him strolling alongside Mercer Road in Greenwich Village. Mr. Cloud was working as a waiter in Brooklyn on the time and thought that the strategy was a rip-off, however a good friend satisfied him to observe by means of.
“Earlier than this, I didn’t have any want to behave,” he mentioned in an interview with The New York Instances final 12 months. “I assume I used to be simply on the proper place on the proper time.”
On “Euphoria,” Mr. Cloud shortly turned a fan favourite, convincing the present’s creator to maintain his character alive past his deliberate demise in Season 1, in accordance with a casting agent. Mr. Cloud continued enjoying Fezco by means of Season 2.
Survivors embrace his mom, Lisa Cloud Hickey, and his two sisters, Molly Hickey and Fiona Hickey.