A decade before his untimely passing, Cloud survived a near-death experience when he fell into a construction pit while he was walking at night. “I woke up 12 hours later at the bottom,” he told Variety. “I was trapped.”
Cloud, who was 15 at the time, eventually climbed out and took a bus to his mom’s house.
“It was hella hard to climb out,” he said, “because my skull was broken, but my skin wasn’t, so all the bleeding was internal, pressing up against my brain.”
The actor wanted to simply go to sleep when he got home, but he credits his mom for thinking on her feet.
“I would have died,” he shared. “She gave me some water, and I started throwing up hella mouthfuls of crimson red blood. Shit was crazy. So then my mama took me to the children’s hospital, and they saved my life. That’s what the scar’s from. They cut my head open, they put some screws and a plate over where I broke my skull and—s–t, sealed me back up, and that was that.”
In addition to Euphoria, Cloud appeared on North Hollywood and The Line, as well as music videos for Becky G, Karol G and Juice WRLD.