The mother of actor Angus Cloud is making it perfectly clear that her son did not kill himself a week after losing his father. It's being reported that Cloud may have died by accidental overdose.
The actor, best known for his role as drug dealer Fezco in the HBO series Euphoria, died at his family’s home in Oakland, California, on July 31, his family confirmed to PEOPLE. He was 25.
In their initial statement, the family noted that Angus’ father was buried last week and the actor “intensely struggled with this loss,” but did not reveal a cause of death.
Four days later, Angus’ mom, Lisa Cloud Mclaughlin, asserted in a Facebook post that her son “did not intend to end his life.”
You can read her full statement below...
"Friends, I want you all to know I appreciate your love for my family at this shattered time. I also want you to know that although my son was in deep grief about his father's untimely death from mesothelioma, his last day was a joyful one. He was reorganizing his room and placing items around the house with intent to stay a while in the home he loved. He spoke of his intent to help provide for his sisters at college, and also help his mom emotionally and financially. He did not intend to end his life. When we hugged goodnight we said how much we loved each other and he said he would see me in the morning. I don't know if or what he may have put in his body after that. 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. 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. His struggles were real. He gave and received so much love and support to and from his tribe. His work in euphoria became a lightning rod for his generation and opened up a conversation about compassion, loyalty, acceptance and love. His head injury 10 years ago miraculously didn't result in death as it almost always does. He was given 10 bonus years and filled them with creativity and love.
Social media posts have suggested his death was intentional. I want you to know that is not the case. To honor his memory, please make random acts of kindness part of your daily life. Bless your hearts."