Angus Cloud’s Mother Reflects On Her Son’s Tragic Passing

The Euphoria star passed away in July 2023.
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Trigger Warning: This article features details of mental health struggles that may be triggering for some readers.

The mother of Euphoria star Angus Cloud, Lisa Cloud, has spoken publicly for the first time about the tragic passing of her son, aged 25. 

Speaking to People, Lisa confirmed that her son suffered from an accidental overdose, with the Alameda County Coroner confirming to the publication that “acute intoxication from an accidental overdose” has been deemed as Cloud’s cause of death. 

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“It was predominantly the central nervous system depressants. It started to slow his heart and slow his breathing,” Lisa told the publication, with anxiety treatment medications, fentanyl and benzodiazepines, being found in his system, as well as cocaine and methamphetamine.

“He got tired from a lack of oxygen. Everything just slowed down and, eventually, his heart stopped beating and he went to sleep, but he didn’t kill himself.” 

Lisa also shared that Angus had been creating art at his wooden desk prior to his passing and that he often fell asleep at his desk therefore, she initially did not believe that anything was wrong. 

“I pushed him hard, and he fell to the floor. I tried to resuscitate him… I was screaming for my neighbour because I didn’t want to leave him and call 911, and I just kept at it until they took him away. 

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Lisa Cloud’s comments come just over two months after her family announced the tragic passing of her son. “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,” his family said in a statement to TMZ

“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.”

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HBO took to Instagram to pay tribute to the actor, who is well known for his portrayal of Fezco in Euphoria, writing; “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.”

“Words are not enough to describe the infinite beauty that is Angus (Conor),” fellow Euphoria star Zendaya wrote on Instagram.

“I’m so grateful I got the chance to know him in this life, to call him a brother, to see his warm kind eyes and bright smile, or hear his infectious cackle of a laugh (I’m smiling now just thinking of it) I know people use this expression often when talking about folks they love…’they could light up any room they entered’ but boy let me tell you, he was the best at it. I’d like to remember him that way. For all of the boundless light, love and joy he always managed to give us. I’ll cherish every moment.”

“My heart is with his mother and family at this time and please be kind and patient as grief looks different for everyone.”

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“Angus you were an open soul, with the kindest heart, and you filled every room with laughter,” Sydney Sweeney shared.

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to post, and I’m struggling to find all the words.”

“You will be missed more than you know, but I’m so blessed to have known you in this lifetime, and I’m sure everyone who has ever met you feels the same. This heartache is real and I wish we could’ve had one more hug and 711 run. All my love is with you.”

If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, help is always available. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit their website.

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