‘Euphoria’ star Angus Cloud’s cause of death revealed

Angus Cloud died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and more, Page Six has confirmed. He was 25.

The late “Euphoria” star suffered acute intoxication from the combination of drugs which also included benzodiazepine, according to the Alameda County coroner.

News of Cloud’s shocking death came in July when his family released a statement announcing his unexpected passing.


Angus Cloud’s cause of death has been revealed.
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Angus Cloud
The “Euphoria” actor died July 31. He was 25.
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“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” the statement initially released to TMZ 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,” they continued. “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.”

The family urged fans and friends to remember Cloud for “his humor, laughter and love for everyone.”


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The “Euphoria” star was found without a pulse by his mother in their Oakland, Calif., home.
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Shortly after, details of his death began to surface. TMZ initially obtained the 911 call, where his mom reported a “possible overdose” at around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

She had found him in their Oakland, Calif., home without a pulse. The Oakland Police Department pronounced Cloud dead upon arrival.

A source told Page Six that, at the time of his death, Cloud had been battling suicidal ideations.


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At the time, Cloud’s mother called 911 over a “possible overdose.”
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Cloud had recently returned home to California after burying his father in Ireland.
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The actor — who played Fezco “Fez” on “Euphoria” — had been mourning his father, who had just died a few weeks prior. After burying him in Ireland, Cloud returned to California and was staying with family to work through his grief, the source said.

Following the news, tributes began to pour in from all corners of Hollywood, including from “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson.

“There was no one quite like Angus. He was too special, too talented and way too young to leave us so soon. He also struggled, like many of us, with addiction and depression,” he told us.

“I hope he knew how many hearts he touched. I loved him. I always will. Rest in Peace, and God bless his family.”


Angus Cloud with Maude Apatow
The HBO star’s father, to whom he was reportedly very close, had died just weeks before Cloud’s passing.
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The breakout actor rose to fame playing a drug dealer in the HBO hit drama. However, little is known about Cloud’s own struggle with substance abuse.

In April, a man claiming to be Cloud’s former talent manager, Diomi Cordero, alleged that they met while the actor was a patient at a rehab facility in 2021.


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He claimed that, at one point, he was forced to administer Narcan and CPR to Cloud, who was experiencing an overdose.

However, to our knowledge, Cloud had not spoken openly about his own personal substance abuse issues.


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Cloud played the role of Fezco “Fez” in the HBO series.
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Zendaya going in for a hug with Angus Cloud
In a statement from Cloud’s family, they urged others to remember Cloud for his “humor, laughter and love for everyone.”
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Nonetheless, in February 2022, Cloud told Complex Magazine that he hoped his role in “Euphoria” taught viewers to have some “sympathy” for those battling drug addiction.

“Because addiction is serious and a lot of doctors call it a disease, it’s a real thing. People don’t understand it. It’s easy to talk about and it’s easy to say, ‘Just say no,’” he said at the time.

“But for someone who is in active addiction, that is damn near impossible and they will throw their whole life away and they will die because of this disease or whatever, and then they will say it’s not a disease because you ‘choose’ to do drugs. You don’t ‘choose’ to do cancer.” 

TMZ was the first to break the news of Cloud’s cause of death.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741. And if you or someone you know struggles with substance use, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 to learn about resources in your area.