Angus Cloud’s mother clarified that she does not believe her son died by suicide, offering insight into his last day with a statement posted to Facebook Friday night.
In the family’s initial statement, it was noted that Angus’ father was buried last week and that Angus was open about his battle with mental health, but no cause of death was given.
“Social media posts have suggested his death was intentional. I want you to know that is not the case,” she said.
In her statement, Lisa Cloud said that her son had been making plans for the future just before his death. Angus Cloud had discussed his intentions to provide assistance to his mother and sisters in the wake of his father’s death.
She said she hugged her son goodnight, and that “he said he would see me in the morning.”
“I only know that he put his head on the desk where he was working on art project’s, fell asleep and didn’t wake up,” his mother wrote. “We may find out that he overdosed accidentally and tragically, but it’s abundantly clear that he did not intend to check out of this world.”
Cloud, 25, died at his family’s home in Oakland, California, last week. Cloud’s family said that he had been struggling with grief following the death of his father.
The family’s official statement also spoke about Cloud’s openness about mental health struggles.
“The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend,” the family statement said. “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.”
Best known for his breakout role as Fezco in the HBO drama “Euphoria,” Cloud’s lovable and comedic character quickly became adored by the dedicated fans of the series.
Cloud’s mother wrote in her Friday statement that his work on the show “became a lightning rod for his generation and opened up a conversation about compassion, loyalty, acceptance and love.”
Over two seasons on the show, Cloud played a young drug dealer with a kind heart. Fezco developed strong relationships with his adopted brother, Ashtray, and a budding romance with Lexi, portrayed by Maude Apatow.