The popular teen drama series Euphoria‘s star, Angus Cloud, passed away on Monday at the age of 25. According to a statement from his family, he had been grieving his father’s death for a week. As Fezco, played by Cloud, Zendaya portrayed Rue, the suffering primary character of Euphoria. Rue was the only caregiver for his sick grandmother and his younger brother Ashtray.
Fez soon became a popular favourite among fans of Euphoria thanks to his laid-back persona—a character who appeared to be eternally stoned—and his innate desire to defend everyone he loved at any cost.
Here are some of Cloud’s most notable moments in Euphoria, from being the first to defeat the show’s antagonist to his steadfast defence of Rue.
When Fez assaulted Nate Jacobs
The villain of Euphoria and high school heartthrob Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi) informs the police about Fez’s drug dealing at the end of season one, prompting a search on his house and the confiscation of his stockpile.
Then, Fez threatens Nate, saying that he will “kill” him if he ever does anything to Rue (Zendaya) or Jules (Hunter Schafer). In the opening episode of season two, the boys are next seen together at a house party. Fez attempts small chat with Nate, who quips, “The last time we talked, didn’t you say you wanted to kill me?” It’s a new year, playboy, so yeah,” Fez replies.
As everyone applaud, Fez quickly smashes a bottle over Nate’s head before knocking him to the ground and punching him in the face. It was a turning point for the series’ main antagonist, who had primarily tormented the female protagonists in Euphoria; all owing to Fez.
The time Fez and Lexi became Fexi
One of the main talking points of Euphoria’s second season on Netflix involved an unusual couple: Fez and Lexi (Maude Apatow), Cassie’s (Sydney Sweeny) sister and Rue’s childhood friend.
In season two (before the confrontation with Nate), Lexi, a bookish social outsider, meets Fez at the same party. Even though the two appear to be complete opposites on the outside, they click straight away. Lexi starts talking about books while Fez pays attention. He queries Lexi after she temporarily departs Fez, “Where did you go? I had begun to miss you. Fez increases the flirting after she laughs it off: “Why would I lie? Like, you’re the coolest person around.
For Lexi, who can’t help but smile, it’s a rare occasion to get such a compliment. Viewers now get to witness Fez’s sensitive heart for the first time.
Fez’s ‘business partner’ status as his grandmother’s assistant.
The audience learns finally in the opening episode of season two why Fez is the way he is, and it all stems from his grandma.
She takes exclusive custody of little Fez after rescuing him from his violent father. She is a skilled drug dealer as well, and Fez picks her brain for business strategies. Later, when Fez’s grandmother’s health begins to decline, they take in Fez’s younger brother Ashtray (Javon Walton), who takes on the role of man of the house and the family’s only caregiver.
It provides significant context for how Fez’s life has led up to the events in Euphoria since, like many other characters on the show, he has had to make difficult decisions in order to survive.
The time Fez protected Rue from drug abuse
When Rue knocks on Fez’s door seeking opioids in season one, we witnessed Fez struggle with his dual roles as a drug dealer and a buddy of an addict.
Rue has recently returned from rehab, and although Fez could sell his stash to his friend simply, he doesn’t want to see her continue her previous self-abusive tendencies.
Fez apologizes and says her he won’t assist her in committing suicide before excluding her from his house. In season two’s Stand Still like the Hummingbird, the scenario is repeated as Fez is once more compelled to exclude Rue from his house for attempting to steal medicine from his elderly grandmother.
Fez was always a complicated person; perhaps some people couldn’t fathom a young drug dealer having high morals, but Fez always had the best of intentions for his loved ones and lived in a society where he had to worry about their safety.
Confrontation With Cal
Without saying a word, Cloud could always capture so much of Fez’s feelings, but he also had a wonderful delivery for a sentence. Fez confronted Nate’s father, Cal (Eric Dane), who was peeping in after Nate (Jacob Elordi) claimed Fez had Cal’s sex film with Jules (Hunter Schafer), in what is arguably the most famous moment from Euphoria.
Cal was being held at gunpoint by Ashtray when Fezco noticed a striking resemblance between Cal and Nate. Fez had no idea what the dad was talking about when he immediately clarified that he only wanted the sex tape. Cal explains that Fezco couldn’t believe Cal was that blind because Nate had claimed to have the CD.
The person who is in love with Jule is your kid, right? Fez enquired. This was one of the heartfelt scenes by Fez for sure.
The youthful cast of Euphoria, led by Zendaya, who has since won two Emmys for her portrayal of Rue, is known for their outstanding acting talents. Rue is the focus of the show’s tragic story, but Cloud’s portrayal as 20-year-old heroin dealer Fez, who serves as Ashtray’s (Javon Walton) de facto father and as Rue’s guardian, makes him the series’ warm, beating heart.