Broadway star Nick Cordero has died from COVID-19 complications at age of 41. His wife, Amanda Kloots, shared the devastating news Sunday evening on her Instagram account.
She wrote, “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,” 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.”
Kloots thanked Cordero’s “extraordinary doctor,” Dr. David Ng. She said, “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.”
She also thanked fans for their love and support. She wrote, “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.”
Cordero was diagnosed with COVID-19 in April and since then he had many complications. He even had his leg amputated due to coronavirus complications.
Kloots revealed at the time that Cordero’s lungs were “severely damaged” to the point where they looked “almost like he’s been a smoker for 50 years.
In May, she revealed that her husband was responding well to medications and commands from doctors after having a few mini-strokes due to blood clotting – another COVID-19 complication.
Kloots has been sharing updates about her husband’s health on her Instagram account, holding daily singalongs to his song “Live Your Life.”
She wrote, “Sometimes this whole thing doesn’t even feel real. Sometimes it feels like you are just away doing a job and you’re going to walk through the door at any moment.” “I miss laughing with you. I miss seeing you with Elvis. I can’t wait to have you home,” she added.