Broadway star Nick Cordero died Sunday after a monthslong battle with COVID-19, the New York Post reported.
According to the Post, the 41-year-old leaves behind his wife, Amanda Kloots, and their 11-month-old son, Elvis.
A star lost
According to the Los Angeles Times, Cordero first tested positive for COVID-19 in March. As part of his treatment, the Broadway actor was placed on a ventilator and put into a medically induced coma.
Cordero also suffered blood clots that led to his right leg being amputated and, according to the New York Post, “doctors discovered holes in the actor’s lungs.”
It was on Sunday morning that the actor’s wife announced his death.
“God has another angel in heaven now,” Kloots wrote in an Instagram message shared by the New York Post. “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 also described Cordero as “a bright light” who “was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help, and especially talk.” Take a look:
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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. ❤️
A distinguished career
At 41, Cordero had already established quite a distinguished acting career by the time of his death. The 41-year-old has only 10 acting credits on his IMBD profile, but it was not on the big screen where Cordero made his name — it was on the stage.
After moving to New York from Canada in 2008, Cordero landed a role in The Toxic Avenger, a rock musical, as the New York Post reported.
He was also known for appearances in shows like Rock of Ages, Bullets Over Broadway, Waitress, and A Bronx Tale: The Musical.
The actor is one of at least 130,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 since the outbreak began, according to The New York Times. One can only hope that number doesn’t continue to rise.