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R.I.P. Nick Cordero, Celebrated Broadway Actor Dies at 41 From Coronavirus

on July 05, 2020, 9:19pm

Nick Cordero, an accomplished Tony Award-nominated Broadway actor, has died at the age of 41 due to complications from coronavirus.

Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, announced her husband’s passing in a statement posted to Instagram on Sunday, July 5th. “God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth,” Kloots wrote.

“I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light,” Kloots added. “He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday.”

Cordero was initially hospitalized in late March for pneumonia and later tested positive for COVID-19. While in the hospital, Cordero’s right leg was amputated due to blood clotting issues, and he lost more than 60 pounds. Last week, Kloots revealed that Cordero needed a double lung transplant.

Cordero earned a Tony nomination in 2014 for his role as Cheech in Bullets Over Broadway. He also appeared in productions of Waitress, A Bronx Tale, and Rock of Ages. He is survived his wife and the couple’s one-year-old child, Elvis.

A GoFundMe page has been launched to cover the cost of Cordero’s medical bills and to support his family.

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God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth. ⠀ I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday. ⠀ To Nicks extraordinary doctor, Dr. David Ng, you were my positive doctor! There are not many doctors like you. Kind, smart, compassionate, assertive and always eager to listen to my crazy ideas or call yet another doctor for me for a second opinion. You’re a diamond in the rough. ⠀ ⠀ I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love , support and help we’ve received these last 95 days. You have no idea how much you lifted my spirits at 3pm everyday as the world sang Nicks song, Live Your Life. We sang it to him today, holding his hands. As I sang the last line to him, “they’ll give you hell but don’t you light them kill your light not without a fight. Live your life,” I smiled because he definitely put up a fight. I will love you forever and always my sweet man. ❤️

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