Nick Cordero Dies From COVID-19 Complications
Hollywood is now mourning the loss of another shining star. After spending 95 days in the hospital fighting COVID-19, Broadway Star Nick Cordero has died from COVID-19 related complications. He was 41 years old and has left behind a wife and a son named Elvis.
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Nick Cordero dies after months of struggling against COVID-19
Ever since Cordero was admitted to hospital on March 30th, his wife Amanda Kloots was documenting his recovery on Instagram. She poured her heart out in covering her husband’s recovery, receiving thousands of heartfelt messages along the way. However, it all came undone on Sunday, June the 5th, as Nick Cordero died from complications due to the Coronavirus.
Cordero’s wife shared the news on her Instagram account through this heartfelt caption:
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.
Moreover, Kloots further mentioned her emotions about Nick Cordero’s death and what he meant to everyone around him. Here’s her Instagram post:
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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. ❤️
As soon as news broke out, other celebrities poured in with their tributes for Cordero as well.
Hollywood pays tribute to the late Broadway actor
Zach Braff was the first one among the big Hollywood names to post a tribute for Nick Cordero. He was a close family friend of the Croderos. Earlier, he also sent anti-lockdown protestors a strong message by sharing Cordero’s picture, back when the broadway star was struggling for his life against COVID-19. Braff shared on Instagram:
…I have honestly never known a kinder person. But Covid doesn’t care about the purity of your soul, or the goodness in your heart. The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis. I promise the world they will never want for anything. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life…
Moreover, Nick Cordero’s colleagues on broadway also paid their respects to the actor. Some of his most famous included Bullets Over Broadway, Rock of Ages, Waitress, and A Bronx Tale.
Waitress actor Ben Thompson posted on Instagram:
You can rest now Nick. We will all take care of Amanda and Elvis for you. You put up one hell of a fight.
Furthermore, Frankie James Grande also wrote a heartfelt message for Nick Cordero on Instagram. He mentioned how Cordero showed him “love, leadership through kindness, strength during difficult times”:
He deserved more time to be here with his family and more time to continue to share the gift of his life with the world. But I know he will live on in me, for I remain forever changed for having known him.
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my heart is broken over the loss of my friend Nick Cordero. as soon as I met him I knew God placed him in my life for a reason… He showed me such love, leadership through kindness, strength during difficult times, a true appreciation of life no matter what was happening around him… he made me smile and laugh when I was down and was magical to share the stage with. Onstage, backstage, offstage Nick Cordero was one of the finest people I have ever had the chance to meet, work with or just call a friend. He was taken too soon. He deserved more time to be here with his family and more time to continue to share the gift of his life with the world. But I know he will live on in me, for I remain forever changed for having known him. He will live on in his beautiful wife @amandakloots and his beautiful son Elvis. He will live on in the smiles of every audience member he ever touched with his brilliant voice and catching charm. He will live on through his MUSIC. When he sang “Just be yourself, you might get slapped like it's a crime Don't you bat an eye Live your life” I listened. I watched you do it Nick in your own life and I vow to you my friend to continue to do it in my life in your name. I love you Nick. And am truly blessed to have known you. “See you on the flippily-dippily!” #ripnickcordero
We hope that Nick Cordero’s death serves as a reminder to us to constantly wear a mask whenever we go outside. It’s a small sacrifice that goes a long way in helping others.