Why Angus Cloud’s death at 25 struck a nerve among fans

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The death of “Euphoria” star Angus Cloud prompted many on social media to reflect on the importance of taking mental health seriously.

The cause of death for Cloud, 25, has not yet been confirmed. But family sources told NBC News that Angus had been battling suicidal thoughts since returning from Ireland, where his father was laid to rest a week ago.

“The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend,” the family said in a statement. “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.”

For many on social media, the actor’s death felt particularly shocking, as he is one of the most notable Gen Z celebrities to pass away in recent years.