Broadway star Nick Cordero has died at the age of 41 after suffering coronavirus complications. His wife, Amanda Kloots, made the announcement Sunday night on her Instagram. She said he died Sunday morning after battling COVID-19 for several months. The actor was known for his roles in “A Bronx Tale The Musical,” “Bullets Over Broadway” as well as other performances.
Cordero had been hospitalized in Los Angeles since late March, and already had to have his leg amputated due to complications from the virus. His wife was saying this week that he would likely need double lung transplant. The Tony-nominated actor was COVID-negative and no longer in a coma, but the coronavirus had caused a lot of damage.
“I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere,” Kloots said in the Instagram post. “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.”
Cordero appeared in a number of Broadway shows including a role in the 2014 adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1994 film “Bullets Over Broadway,” for which he received a Tony nomination for best featured actor in a musical. He also starred in “Rock of Ages.” On the small screen, he appeared in several episodes of “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” as well as “Lilyhammer,” and he had a role in the film “Going in Style.”
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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. ❤️
Kloots had told CBS This Morning the “ultimate goal” would be for Cordero to get a double lung transplant, but that “a lot of things would have to line up” for him to be a candidate.
Describing the situation, Kloots had called it “the vicious circle or the ICU dance.”
“You just feel like you’re in this momentum of going around, around, around like a hamster wheel. And I just want to get us out of the hamster wheel,” she said then.
Kloots had been sharing pictures of the couple and their one-year-old son Elvis, providing updates and thanking healthcare workers.