3:30 PM PT — We’ve learned Oakland PD and Fire Dept. responded to a 911 call made around 11:30 AM Monday by Angus Cloud‘s mother. She reported a “possible overdose,” and said Angus did not have a pulse. He was eventually pronounced dead on the scene.
A source close to the family tells us Angus had been battling severe suicidal thoughts after getting back from Ireland, where they laid his father to rest. We’re told he was staying with his family as he tried to work though overcoming the grief.
Angus Cloud — famous from “Euphoria” — has died at his family’s home in Oakland … TMZ has learned.
The actor’s family tells us … “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.”
They continue, “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.”
And finally, AC’s family says this … “We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter and love for everyone. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”
The family isn’t saying anything yet about the exact nature of his death, they seem to be suggesting it had something to do with his struggle to cope with his father’s passing.
Angus was a rising star in Hollywood, and will perhaps best be remembered for his breakout role in the hit HBO series — from 2019 to 2022 he starred as Fezco, the sometimes drug dealer/guardian angel for Zendaya‘s character, Rue Bennett.
His other credits include roles in movies like “The Line,” “North Hollywood” … to mention appearances and cameos in music videos from artists like Becky G, Karol G and Juice WRLD. He’s got 2 projects that are due to come out.
The last time we talked to Angus was in March 2022, when he was staunchly defending his show against accusations that it glorified drug use. In his view, he felt like “Euphoria” only showed the brutal reality that teens and young adults are dealing with in modern-day America.