'Euphoria' Star Angus Cloud's Cause of Death Revealed Months After His Passing


Sep. 21 2023, Updated 1:52 p.m. ET

Zendaya and Angus Cloud attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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The Gist:

  • Angus Cloud died on July 31, 2023.
  • Angus was only 25 years old when he passed away.
  • Nearly two months after this death, the coroners officer confirmed to Deadline that Angus had died from an accidental overdose.
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On Monday, July 31, 2023, it was reported that up-and-coming actor Angus Cloud, who portrayed the fan-favorite Fez on HBO's controversial hit series Euphoria, had passed away.

He was only 25.

Roughly two months after Angus passed away, his cause of death was finally determined. Here are the factors that played a role in the Euphoria star's death and how his family responded.

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Angus Cloud attends the GQ Men of the Year Celebration at The West Hollywood EDITION on November 18, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
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What was Angus Cloud's cause of death?

Per TMZ, Angus — who was born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey — died at his family's home in Oakland, Calif.

While Angus's family initially didn't specify the young actor's cause of death, they seemed to indicate in their statement that his passing may have had something to do with his grieving of his beloved father, who recently passed away.

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The family told the outlet: "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."

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The statement went on: "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."

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The family concluded their statement with: "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."

While we initially didn't know what exactly had happened to Angus, in September 2023, Deadline confirmed the cause of his death with the Alameda County Coroners office. Angus died from “acute intoxication," which consisted of "a lethal mix of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and benzodiazepines." However, the coroner's office ruled that the overdose was "accidental."

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What did Angus Cloud accomplish throughout his career?

Along with his star-making role on Euphoria, Angus has been in the films North Hollywood and The Line and appeared in music videos for Becky G and Juice WRLD. He is set to appear in two upcoming films called Your Lucky Day and Freaky Tales, the latter of which focuses on "four interconnected stories set in 1987 Oakland, Calif., [that] will tell about the love of music, movies, people, places and memories beyond our knowable universe."

Oakland native Angus — who was plucked from obscurity when a talent scout approached him on the street — was proud of his roots, telling the San Francisco Chronicle in March 2022: "I love Oakland. Growing up in Oakland was the best, it’s a beautiful place to be. Everyone in Oakland is proud to be from there. When I see people anywhere, like in New York, if I see someone from Oakland, it’s love. Automatically. Even if you’re just from the Bay, we are already family-type vibes."

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