Actress Maude Apatow is mourning the unexpected loss of her Euphoria costar, Angus Cloud, who tragically passed away at the age of 25 on Monday. In a touching Instagram post shared on Wednesday, Apatow remembered Cloud as “the funniest person ever” and expressed her deep sadness over his passing.
“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,” Apatow wrote alongside a photo of Cloud smiling. “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 and Cloud appeared alongside each other in seasons 1 and 2 of HBO‘s acclaimed dark high school series, Euphoria. Cloud portrayed the character Fezco, a drug dealer, while Apatow played his love interest, Lexi Howard. Their on-screen chemistry and friendship extended off-screen, creating a special bond between the two actors.
In a past interview, Cloud recalled the moment when they learned about their characters’ on-screen relationship and how they eagerly embraced it. He described their friendship as genuine, making their scenes together even more enjoyable to film.
On Monday, Cloud’s family confirmed his passing, and the news was met with shock and sadness from fans and colleagues alike. No cause of death has been released yet, but his family mentioned that Angus was open about his battle with mental health. They hope his passing serves as a reminder to others that they are not alone and should seek support for their mental health struggles.
Angus Cloud’s journey to fame was unique as he was discovered on a street in Brooklyn by a casting agent. Initially unsure about the opportunity, Cloud soon found himself embracing the role of Fezco in Euphoria, showcasing his talent and leaving a lasting impact on the show’s viewers.
As the entertainment industry mourns the loss of a young and promising talent, Maude Apatow’s heartfelt tribute stands as a testament to the deep connection and friendship she shared with Angus Cloud. His contribution to Euphoria and the joy he brought to those around him will be remembered and cherished by fans and fellow actors alike.
As the Euphoria community comes together to honor the memory of Angus Cloud, his work on the show will continue to inspire and resonate with audiences, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of television and beyond.