Euphoria fans praise Angus Cloud's unforgettable Fez performance following his death
1 August 2023, 17:23
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"Angus Cloud came into Euphoria with no acting experience and then effortlessly created the show’s most charming character."
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His family issued a statement confirming his passing, writing: "It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today [...] We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter and love for everyone." He was 25 years old.
Angus was best known for playing Fezco in the HBO series Euphoria. He landed the role after being scouted on the street by casting directors. He had a couple of auditions in front of the producers before he was flown to LA to shoot the pilot. The rest is history.
Despite no previous acting lessons or on-screen roles, Angus Cloud established himself as one of the standouts on the show from his very first episode. As the series went on, the charm, thoughtfulness and authenticity that he brought to Fez cemented him – and the character – as a fan favourite.
In the wake of his death, Euphoria fans are now celebrating his work on the show and paying tribute to such a brilliant, promising young performer.
In his tribute, Questlove described Angus Cloud's Fez "as the spiritual center of Euphoria", and judging by the reactions of fans across the world, they share the same sentiment wholeheartedly.
"Angus Cloud came into Euphoria with no acting experience and then effortlessly created the show’s most charming character," one user wrote of Angus' impact on the series. "He had a long career ahead of him, but Fez alone will be an iconic character for generations. I hope he’s at peace now."
Another wrote: "Angus Cloud’s portrayal as Fez in #Euphoria will forever go down as one of the most authentic, gut-wrenching performances of all time. He was a brilliant, young talent who is gone too soon. I’m praying vigorously for loved ones during this difficult time."
The unforgettable season 2 scene featuring Fez and Lexi (Maude Apatow) singing along to 'Stand By Me' while crying has also gone viral, with people singling that moment out to highlight Angus' raw talent.
Angus Cloud came into Euphoria with no acting experience and then effortlessly created the show’s most charming character. He had a long career ahead of him, but Fez alone will be an iconic character for generations. I hope he’s at peace now. pic.twitter.com/Gxp2ZSn3zA— The King of Burbank (@akingofburbank) July 31, 2023
Angus Cloud’s portrayal as Fez in #Euphoria will forever go down as one of the most authentic, gut-wrenching performances of all time.— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒💥 (@TheCourtKim) July 31, 2023
He was a brilliant, young talent who is gone too soon. I’m praying vigorously for loved ones during this difficult time.
RIP Angus Cloud 🥀— WatchmenID 🎬 (@WatchmenID) August 1, 2023
Thank you for giving us Fezco on Euphoria ❤️
essa pra mim é uma das maiores cenas de euphoria, nao so pela atuaçao impecavel do angus cloud e da zendaya, mas por todo contexto dela.. aqui mostraram pela primeira vez um outro lado do fez, mais humano, preocupado e arrependido. um grande talento 😕pic.twitter.com/h0ZDLyt4M7— ɑdriɑn™ (@thenicacio) July 31, 2023
Angus had a lot of pure moments in a chaotic show. He had a sincerity that made Fez people’s favourite character & seemed like a sweet soul 🌹😢 pic.twitter.com/ZzafQbQQVj— Ruqaiya (@ruqaiya_h) July 31, 2023
Very glad that Angus got to contribute his gifts for people to see and feel. There was never a moment we weren’t rooting HEAVY for Fez, or just in love with his presence on screen.— her name is cyn 🔅 (@cynfinite) July 31, 2023
And that came from what he elevated from the page. Beautiful spirit. https://t.co/GRnTwzZDxH
Angus' incredible work on Euphoria will live on for generations to come. Our thoughts are with Angus' family, friends and co-stars at this time.
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with their mental health, the following organisations may be able to help:
Read more about Angus Cloud here:
- 11 times Angus Cloud proved he was the internet's most loveable king
- Euphoria’s Angus Cloud says he finds it hard to accept praise about his acting
- Angus Cloud won't confirm his birthday because he doesn’t want fans to judge his star sign
- Euphoria's Angus Cloud reveals how he got cast as Fez while walking down the street
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