Euphoria star Angus Cloud has tragically died aged 25.
The actor was best known for playing fan favourite character Fezco ‘Fez’ O’Neil in the hit HBO TV series.
Cloud also starred in the films North Hollywood and The Line – and he had recently been cast in the upcoming Scream 6 movie.
Devastatingly, it has been shared by Cloud’s family in a statement to TMZ that he has died.
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The statement reads: “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.”
The statement mentions the recent death of Cloud’s father – whose funeral was only last week.
It continues: “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.
“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 humour, laughter and love for everyone. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”
At the time of writing, Cloud’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Fans of the young actor have taken to social media and paid tribute.
Euphoria’s social media pages say: “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. We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.”
“Damn RIP legend. Gone way too f**** soon,” writes one fan.
Another person adds: “He recently lost and buried his father, may they both rest in peace.”
Someone else pens: “This is the most heartbreaking thing ever. a true talent has been lost. Angus Cloud you will ALWAYS be remembered, this is truly the worst news. Our Fezco always.”
A fourth fan comments: “Prayers up to his family and loved ones. Absolute tragedy. Remember that you are not alone and there are people who love you and resources out there.”
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Euphoria was Cloud’s first major acting role and he was expected to be part of season three – which has yet to begin production.
He was discovered for the part while he was just hanging out with his friends in Brooklyn.
Despite becoming a fan-favourite character on the show, Cloud iterated to Variety that he is not like his on-screen persona in real life.
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He said: “It does bother me when people are like, ‘It must be so easy! You get to go in and be yourself’.
“I’m like, ‘Why don’t you go and do that?’. It’s not that simple. I brought a lot to the character. You can believe what you want. It ain’t got nothing to do with me.”
Jennifer Vandetti, the casting director on the show, also told the outlet that he doesn’t get enough credit for his performance on the show.
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