Angus Cloud’s Childhood Friends Honor “Fearless” Euphoria Star

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Euphoria Actor Angus Cloud’s Cause of Death Revealed

Angus Cloud is being remembered for his life out of the spotlight. 

Two months after he died of an accidental overdose at age 25, the actor’s loved ones are sharing their most precious memories of him growing up in Oakland, Calif. 

Years before he played the drug dealer Fezco on the HBO show Euphoria, Cloud—real name Conor Angus Cloud Hickey—was a teenager in the East Bay working at Whole Foods and collecting Powerpuff Girls action figures, according to his friends who spoke to People in an article published Oct. 6.

His childhood pal Ibrahim Dioum told the outlet, “Conor wasn’t afraid of anything,” while another friend Tre Sorensen noted, “He was just fearless, man.”

“Conor would be just standing in the projects, and it was really scary, but he was hella happy. His bed was on the floor with this tiny little window next to it,” Dioum said. “He would put his juice boxes outside the window in the snow and later grab the juice when it was cold and drink it. It was so hilarious and cool. That was just him.”

Another friend, identified as Lilita, said his ability to go with the flow is really what “drew a lot of people to him.”

“He hyped us up and had us do a bunch of things and tried things that we would’ve never done without him or thought of,” explained Lilita, who named Cloud the godfather of her 2-year-old son. “There are so many different things I’ve done and definitely wouldn’t have done without his influence and just him always turning up the vibe with that fearlessness or being like Peter Pan.”

The friend added, “He always made us believe we could do anything like he did.”

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After graduating in 2016 from the Oakland School for the Arts—which costar Zendaya also attended—Cloud moved to Brooklyn and lived with Dioum. It was in New York that he was scouted on the streets and ultimately cast in Euphoria; he was expected to return for the high school drama’s third season.

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In light of his death, Cloud’s high school community is now coming together to raise $2 million to develop a skate park in his name.

“Despite his early career success, Angus grappled with many of the same issues as his peers and youth nationwide,” reads the GoFundMe for the project. “Cloud Park will be a vehicle to not only acknowledge the mental health challenges and substance use disorders that youth often face, but also be a place to uplift OSA students and the positivity of Oakland youth culture.”

Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, has also expressed support for the park, telling People his charity foundation The Skatepark Project values “the building of spaces that support creativity; and to establish this park in honor of Angus Cloud, a talented actor and skater who cared deeply for his community and was lost too soon is fitting.” 

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Cloud passed away July 31 at his family’s home in Oakland, with authorities later confirming his cause of death as a combination of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and more. The Alameda County Coroner ruled his death as an accidental overdose.

“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” his family said at the time of his death. “As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways.”

Read on for more tributes for Cloud.

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Hunter Schafer

“Been trying to figure out what to say, but idk if any combination of words can articulate all of the big feelings. for now i just wanna say: Angus was a sunshine. to have known his warmth, his light, and his love was nothing short of a gift. i’m so grateful to have shared so many enormous fits of laughter, so many sweet moments, and the joy of getting to make something together that we loved so much.

i love you angus  thank you for everything. my heart goes out to his family and all of his loved ones right now.”

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Maude Apatow

“Angus was the funniest person ever. I would get so excited to see on the schedule that we would be working together because I knew we’d have the best day, laughing so hard. He was the sweetest and made everyone around him so happy. He was just the best. Words can’t really capture how magical of a person he was. My heart is broken.”

Apatow, added, “Angus, getting to know and work with you was one of the greatest joys and blessings of my life.” she added. “I will love you forever.”

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Iris Apatow

“A genuinely kindhearted person. Im really glad to have gotten to know him. This is a devastating loss. Rest in peace, Angus.”

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Barbie Ferreira

“I love you so much. you will be missed tremendously.”

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Zendaya

“Words are not enough to describe the infinite beauty that is Angus (Conor). 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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Sydney Sweeney

“Angus you were an open soul, with the kindest heart, and you filled every room with laughter. This is the hardest thing ive ever had to post, and im 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.”

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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. I hope he knew how many hearts he touched. I loved him. I always will. Rest in peace and God Bless his family.”

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Chloe Cherry

“Miss you bro.”

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Storm Reid

“The tears just won’t stop.”

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Kathrine Narducci

“You were a gentle beautiful soul. You exited to soon.”

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Lukas Gage

“Rest easy angus.”

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Nika King

“We did our season 1 promo together and got a chance to really chop it up. One of the most genuine, laid back, beautiful spirit in this crazy industry…and that magnetic smile. I’m so thankful to have met you and hear your wild stories about Oakland. You are loved and missed my friend.”

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Eric Dane

“He was a one off. I’m truly sad.”

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Javon Walton

“Forever Family.”

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Becky G

“Angus, I’ll never forget talking about what it meant to be some Cali kids doing it big. You really didn’t care about the flashy lights or fancy events. Your rawness and authenticity were my favorite things about being around you. Truly at a loss for words…My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends close to you during this difficult time…”

Colman Domingo

“Couldn’t be more real, original and sweet. Loved this kid. Always smiles. I hope this sensitive soul is at rest.”

Paula Marshall

“He was kind and gracious and so unique. You couldn’t take your eyes off him, on film or on set. How lucky we all were to have witnessed his work. It was beyond truthful, every damn take. My heart hurts.”

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Rachel Zegler

“please remember how loved you are. this world is so quick to make you feel otherwise. there are reasons to stick around. and this world needs you. oh, angus. we celebrate you.”

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Drake

“Good soul.”

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Jordyn Woods

“I have this art piece he made me on a water bottle and I’ll keep it forever… Such a rare soul.. instantly friends from meeting when we did this event together. You will be missed.”

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Gigi Hadid

“Just saw the news about the loss of Angus. I only got to work with him a couple of times, but I was immediately drawn to his kind, gentle spirit. My deepest condolences to his closest and loved ones. May he rest in peace.”

Kerry Washington

“You will be deeply missed. Rest in Power @anguscloud.”

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Denzel Curry

“Not the news I wanted to hear this morning g. Rest in Power Angus Cloud.”

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Chloe Bailey

“Wow angus cloud gone too soon.. rest in peace angel.”

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