Nick Cordero, a Broadway star who had fans throughout the globe rallying for his recovery, has passed away at the age of 41, after fighting a battle with Covid-19, informed his wife, Amanda Kloots.
On Sunday night, His wife, Amanda Kloots posted on Instagram saying: “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 has been consistently posting updates on her social media accounts considering the news of her husband’s highs and lows as he fought the virus and other complexities, along with an amputated leg. She informed that Cordero fought the illness for 95 days.
Born in Canada, Cordero was raised in Hamilton, Ontario, and ultimately carved his way to the Big Apple.
In 2014, Cordero was nominated for a Tony Award and also for a Drama Desk Award for his part in “Bullets Over Broadway,” a character that merited him with a Theatre World Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.
Cordero generated the part of the husband, Earl, in the Broadway production of “Waitress,” along with the role of Sonny in the musical edition of Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale.”
He even achieved achievement on the small screen, as he made appearances in episodes of “Blue Bloods,” “Lilyhammer” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Cordero and Kloots, a fitness trainer, moved their base to Los Angeles, where he featured in the musical “Rock of Ages” in 2019.
Cordero met Kloots, a former Broadway dancer, on the sets of “Bullets over Broadway where they were both performing in the same play and they later got married in 2017.
As told by Kloots, Cordero was first hospitalized in March at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
She had updated on social media that Cordero was put on a ventilator, for a while and he was suffering several Covid-19 complexities and in April had got his leg amputated.
He spent weeks unconscious, even as doctors brought him out of sedation, and the hashtag campaign #WakeUpNick sprung up on social media to support Cordero as he recovered.
In May, Kloots had updated that her husband was awake and even as he was very weak, he was still getting better.
“Even closing his eyes, takes it out of him,” she stated. “They’re waiting for him to regain strength, of course, time and recovery will help with that and then eventually PT will help him get stronger.”
“However, we did learn that due to COVID Nick’s lungs are severely damaged,” Kloots added. “To look almost like he’s been a smoker for 50 years they said. They are that damaged.”
Along with Kloots, Cordero is survived by their 1-year-old son, Elvis.