"Words are not enough to describe the infinite beauty that is Angus (Conor). I’m so grateful I got the chance to know him in this life, to call him a brother, to see his warm kind eyes and bright smile, or hear his infectious cackle of a laugh (I’m smiling now just thinking of it)," the actress wrote on Instagram Tuesday afternoon.
Zendaya continued to reflect on the love that Cloud brought into her life and others': "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," she wrote. "I’d like to remember him that way. For all of the boundless light, love and joy he always managed to give us. I’ll cherish every moment."
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Zendaya and Angus Cloud attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeye (Getty Images)
Cloud passed away at his family home in Oakland on Monday, and the cause of his death has not been announced. A statement from his family shared that Cloud's father's burial was last week, and that Cloud was "open about his battle with mental health."
"It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today," said the family's statement. "As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways."
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