Lisa Cloud Mclaughlin told the dispatcher that a “possible overdose” might have been responsible for the actor not having a pulse, according to the call obtained by Entertainment Tonight.
Cloud’s “cause of death is unknown,” the Oakland Police Department said in a statement to the outlet, adding, “There’s no additional information being released at this time. This is an active death investigation.”
Remembered as “an incredible human,” Cloud’s family confirmed his death in a heart-rending statement to TMZ.
“As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways,” said his loved ones, who noted the young man had “intensely struggled” in the wake of his father’s recent passing.
“The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend,” they added.
Many artists who worked with Cloud took to social media to grieve the sudden loss, among them Emmy-winning “Euphoria” star Zendaya and creator Sam Levinson.
“Words are not enough to describe the infinite beauty that is Angus (Conor),” Zendaya, who plays Rue Bennett, friend to Cloud’s character, captioned a black-and-white photo of the late performer. “I’m so grateful I got the chance to know him in this life, to call him a brother. … I know people use this expression often when talking about folks they love…’They could light up any room they entered’ but boy let me tell you, he was the best at it. I’d like to remember him that way.”
Cloud “was too special, too talented and way too young to leave us so soon,” Levinson told Deadline.