Angus Cloud is being remembered for his life out of the spotlight.
Years before he played the drug dealer Fezco on the HBO show Euphoria, Cloud—real name Conor Angus Cloud Hickey—was a teenager in the East Bay working at Whole Foods and collecting Powerpuff Girls action figures, according to his friends who spoke to People in an article published Oct. 6.
His childhood pal Ibrahim Dioum told the outlet, "Conor wasn't afraid of anything," while another friend Tre Sorensen noted, "He was just fearless, man."
"Conor would be just standing in the projects, and it was really scary, but he was hella happy. His bed was on the floor with this tiny little window next to it," Dioum said. "He would put his juice boxes outside the window in the snow and later grab the juice when it was cold and drink it. It was so hilarious and cool. That was just him."
Another friend, identified as Lilita, said his ability to go with the flow is really what "drew a lot of people to him."
"He hyped us up and had us do a bunch of things and tried things that we would've never done without him or thought of," explained Lilita, who named Cloud the godfather of her 2-year-old son. "There are so many different things I've done and definitely wouldn't have done without his influence and just him always turning up the vibe with that fearlessness or being like Peter Pan."
The friend added, "He always made us believe we could do anything like he did."
In light of his death, Cloud's high school community is now coming together to raise $2 million to develop a skate park in his name.
"Despite his early career success, Angus grappled with many of the same issues as his peers and youth nationwide," reads the GoFundMe for the project. "Cloud Park will be a vehicle to not only acknowledge the mental health challenges and substance use disorders that youth often face, but also be a place to uplift OSA students and the positivity of Oakland youth culture."
Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, has also expressed support for the park, telling People his charity foundation The Skatepark Project values "the building of spaces that support creativity; and to establish this park in honor of Angus Cloud, a talented actor and skater who cared deeply for his community and was lost too soon is fitting."
Cloud passed away July 31 at his family's home in Oakland, with authorities later confirming his cause of death as a combination of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and more. The Alameda County Coroner ruled his death as an accidental overdose.
"It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today," his family said at the time of his death. "As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways."
Read on for more tributes for Cloud.