By Adam S. Levy for Dailymail.com 03:39 September 26, 2023, updated 03:39 September 26, 2023
- The 25-year-old actor was found dead in his family’s home on July 31
- Last week, authorities ruled his death was an accidental overdose
- Cloud was devastated by his father’s death in May
- READ MORE: Angus Cloud’s cause of death revealed
Euphoria actor Angus Cloud’s mother opens up about the actor’s final weeks before he died of an accidental overdose on July 31 at the age of 25.
Lisa Cloud spoke to People on Monday about her son’s death and how she found him in his childhood bedroom the morning he died.
The emotional interview came less than a week after officials with the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau Cloud ruled the actor’s death was an accidental overdose resulting from acute intoxication from the combined effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and benzodiazepines.
While at the family’s home in Oakland, California, Lisa pointed to a desk in his room and told the outlet, “This is where my boy died.”
“He loved his home and he loved this little, tiny room,” she said of Angus, who was with his family after his father died earlier this month.
Details: Euphoria actor Angus Cloud’s mother opens up about the actor’s final weeks before he died of an accidental overdose on July 31 at the age of 25. He was pictured in Paris in June 2022. Lisa Cloud spoke to People about her son’s death and how she found him in his childhood bedroom the morning he died
She remembered the socket, finding him that morning, slumped on his desk, trying to revive him.
“I started shaking him and screaming,” Lisa said. “I pushed him hard and he fell on the floor. I tried to resuscitate him – mouth to mouth – and compressed him.
“I screamed for my neighbor because I didn’t want to leave him and call 911, and I just kept going until they took him away. “I miss him so much. He was the love of my life.’
Lisa said Angus “deeply mourned” the death of his father Conor Hickey on May 18, aged 65.
She said Angus and his twin sisters Molly and Fiona traveled to Ireland in July to spread the ashes of Hickey, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier that year.
“They were all devastated,” she said of the actor and his siblings, adding that Angus “absolutely loved his dad.”
“He also knew that he really loved him.” He was so proud of Angus. For my son, Pops was his best friend. There is no doubt that his father’s death took a toll on him.”
Angus had missed the memorial service because he was too high, his mother told the outlet, but was able to spread his father’s ashes near his grandparents’ gravesite in Dublin.
The emotional interview came less than a week after Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau officials ruled the actor’s death was an accidental overdose. Cloud, pictured in LA in November 2021, died as a result of acute intoxication from the combined effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and benzodiazepines, officials said. He was pictured in LA in early 2022. Lisa said Angus had “deeply mourned” the death of his father Conor Hickey (pictured) last May. On July 14, he posted a picture of his late father on Instagram with the caption, “Miss u breh.”
“His heart was overflowing with the love he wanted to share, he ran into the waves, his heart filled with the sea,” Lisa said of her son. “His smile and laughter will stay with us forever.”
Cloud’s mother said that the actor struggled with frequent headaches and illnesses after the family returned to the United States, adding that “there have been major problems.”
“He was dysfunctional and it was clear he was full of grief,” she said. “And if you’re someone who does drugs, that would be logical, and that’s what he did.”
Lisa said Angus’ father’s death “wasn’t his fault, but he obviously couldn’t cope with it.”
Angus shared a picture of his father on Instagram on July 14 with the caption, “Miss u breh.”
Lisa said that “the central nervous system depressants in particular” led to her son’s death because the drugs “began to slow his heart rate and his breathing.”
“He became tired from lack of oxygen,” she added. “Everything slowed down and eventually his heart stopped and he fell asleep. But he didn’t kill himself.’
Lisa continued: “He showed all his power, all his beauty, all his influence, and the reaction that everyone had is very moving to me.”
His most recent post came on July 18, when he showed off a set of grillz from the company Grant Grillz, whose geotag was from Dublin, Ireland. Cloud played the role of Fezco in the hit HBO series from 2019 to 2022. The show Euphoria said in a tweet about the actor: “He was incredibly talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family”
“You know, he’s not just an actor who overdosed. “He was a beautiful soul and that’s why people miss him so much.”
Cloud’s uncle, Kevin Cloud, said Angus appeared to be in good spirits the day before his death.
“We spent about four hours of his last afternoon together,” he said. “It was a simple and happy time. “He seemed extremely fit and healthy.”
Lisa said of her son: I always knew he was special, and I’m so glad the world found out he was special too. “My son will always shine brightly.”
Angus’ last Instagram post appeared on July 18, when he showed off a set of grillz from the company Grant Grillz, with the geotag coming from Dublin, Ireland.
Cloud has previously appeared in films such as “The Line” (2023) alongside John Malkovich, “North Hollywood” (2021) and in the television series “The Perfect Women”.
He also appeared in music videos for Becky G & Karol G’s Mamii in 2022; and in Juice WRLD’s Cigarettes in 2022.
At the time of his death, Cloud had a number of projects in the works, including two unreleased films, according to iMDb, including a horror film called “Your Lucky Day” and an Oakland-based drama called “Freaky Tales” starring Pedro Pascal and Ben Mendelsohn in the leading roles . He has also been linked to Scream 6, which is due out next year.
Cloud was pictured at an Oscar party in LA in March 2022. Cloud was pictured in LA in January 2022 with Euphoria collaborators Hunter Schafer, Sam Levinson and Zendaya
According to the AP, Cloud had no acting experience before his role in Euphoria, as he was discovered by casting scout Eléonore Hendricks while walking through New York City.
Cloud was initially skeptical of the opportunity, thinking it was a scam, but eventually got the role after meeting with casting director Jennifer Venditti.
Fans of the series praised Cloud for his authenticity in the role, so much so that he spoke out about people’s misconceptions that he doesn’t have to do much when the cameras are rolling.
“It bothers me when people say, ‘It has to be so easy! You can go in and be yourself,’” he told Variety. “I’m like, ‘Why don’t you do that?’ It is not so easy. I brought a lot to the character. You can believe whatever you want. It has nothing to do with me.’