Euphoria creator staged intervention for Angus Cloud and sent late actor to rehab twice!
2024/01/20

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Sam Levinson, the creator of the HBO drama Euphoria, staged several interventions and sent actor Angus Cloud to rehab twice in an effort to help him overcome his struggles with addiction. Levinson noticed Cloud's declining health between seasons 1 and 2 and suggested rehab to him and his family. Cloud entered a 30-day inpatient rehab program, followed by three months of outpatient rehab, but Levinson could tell it wasn't working. Despite Cloud's resistance to sobriety, Levinson refused to give up on him.

When Cloud relapsed during the filming of season 2, Levinson intervened again and insisted that Cloud seek help immediately.

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After filming the fifth episode of the season, Cloud allowed Levinson and his wife to drive him to rehab for a second time. Levinson recalled a conversation in which Cloud referenced his character's struggles with addiction on the show and said, "Oh, s---, I feel just like Rue." Levinson replied, "All right, well, do us a favor and don't run," referencing a scene in the series.

Levinson also revealed that he had originally planned to kill off Cloud's character in both seasons 1 and 2 but decided against it because he didn't want to stop working with the actor.

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He believed that Euphoria gave Cloud purpose and meaning in life. Despite his efforts, Cloud tragically passed away from an accidental overdose at the age of 25.

Levinson's dedication to helping Cloud and his willingness to support him throughout his addiction struggles highlights the importance of providing assistance and understanding to those battling addiction. Despite his best efforts, the self-destructive nature of addiction ultimately overwhelmed Cloud.

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