Sydney Sweeney, the 26-year-old actress known for her role as Cassie Howard in the hit HBO series “Euphoria,” recently opened up about the lingering grief she feels following the untimely death of her co-star Angus Cloud at the age of 25 earlier this year. As the cast prepares to begin production on the third season of the show in the coming year, Sweeney expressed her struggle to accept the reality that Cloud won’t be part of the upcoming season.
In a candid interview with Glamour, Sydney revealed the emotional toll the loss has taken on the cast. “My co-stars and I were constantly on the phone with each other crying because it was just such a shock,” she shared. Despite the passage of time, the actress admitted that the full impact of Cloud’s absence may not truly hit her until they start filming without him. “I don’t think it’ll truly feel real or hit me until we’re filming, and I won’t see Angus on set,” she continued. During filming, Sweeney noted that the cast supports each other in a unique way, with their collective focus on the production helping them cope with the absence of a dear friend.
Reflecting on the peculiar nature of grief in the entertainment industry, Sydney added, “It’s really interesting when someone passes away in our industry because they’re still alive in so many forms.”
Sydney Sweeney paid tribute to Angus Cloud in a heartfelt post, sharing a glimpse of the camaraderie they shared on and off-screen. In the series, Sweeney portrayed Cassie Howard, a popular girl navigating complex relationships, while Cloud played Fezco “Fez” O’Neill, a drug dealer with a sensitive soul. The two actors starred alongside each other in the first two seasons of the show.
Angus Cloud’s family announced his passing in July, stating, “It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today.” They described Angus as an artist, friend, brother, and son who was special to everyone in many ways. His cause of death was later determined to be acute intoxication following an accidental overdose, occurring just weeks after the passing of his father.
“The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend,” the family’s statement continued. Angus had been open about his struggles with mental health, and his family expressed the hope that his passing serves as a reminder to others that they are not alone and should not face such battles in silence.