Actress Zendaya has publicly expressed her profound grief over the untimely demise of her ‘Euphoria’ co-star, Angus Cloud.
A Tribute to a Dear Friend
In an emotional tribute on Instagram, Zendaya lauded the infinite beauty of Cloud, expressing her gratitude for having had the chance to know him. “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,” she wrote. Her heart goes out to Cloud’s family in this challenging time, urging kindness and patience as grief manifests differently for everyone.
Remembering Angus Cloud
Cloud, known for his talent and unique charm, sadly passed away on Monday, at the young age of 25. His family paid homage to the remarkable person he was – an artist, a friend, a brother, and a son. The family also acknowledged his open struggle with mental health, hoping his passing serves as a reminder to others that they are not alone and shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.
The Industry Mourns
The ‘Euphoria’ director, Sam Levinson, also expressed his sorrow, highlighting Cloud’s talent and youthful spirit. “I hope he knew how many hearts he touched,” Levinson shared, lovingly remembering the impact Cloud made.
Cloud’s co-star and on-screen brother, Javon Walton, mourned his loss with a heartfelt Instagram post, picturing the two of them in a tender embrace.
“Euphoria’s” Sydney Sweeney also honored her late co-star, writing: “Angus you were an open soul, with the kindest heart, and you filled every room with laughter. 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 7-11 run. All my love is with you.”
HBO spokesperson, acknowledging the sad news, described Cloud as immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family, extending condolences to his friends and family.
Unveiling the Heartbreaking Circumstances
Cloud had been grappling with severe suicidal thoughts following his father’s burial in Ireland, as revealed by a source close to the family. This challenging period saw him stay with his family as he tried to work through his grief.
The Official Investigation
In response to the tragic incident, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) announced that they are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Cloud’s death. A statement by the Oakland Fire Department detailed their involvement, dispatched for a medical emergency only to find Cloud already deceased.
In the wake of this shocking news, we remember Angus Cloud for his boundless light, love, and joy. An exceptional talent gone too soon, his legacy will undoubtedly continue to resonate within the film and television industry.