The mother of Angus Cloud dispelled rumours that her son — grieving the recent death of his father — died by suicide in an emotional Facebook post this weekend. The beloved Euphoria actor died July 31 at the age of 25, his cause of death not yet determined.
“I want you all to know I appreciate your love for my family at this shattered time,” Lisa Cloud wrote. “I also want you to know that although my son was in deep grief about his father’s untimely death from mesothelioma, his last day was a joyful one. He was reorganizing his room and placing items around the house with intent to stay a while in the home he loved.”
In a statement following Cloud’s death in his native Oakland, his family wrote, “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.”
Lisa Cloud signed off by writing, “Social media posts have suggested his death was intentional. I want you to know that is not the case. To honor his memory, please make random acts of kindness part of your daily life.”
Euphoria cast and crew members paid tribute to Cloud this week, including Alexa Demie, Storm Reid, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, and Zendaya, who said of the actor and her former Oakland School for the Arts classmate, “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.”