Broadway star Nick Cordero dies from COVID-19

Published July 6, 2020, 11:09 AM

by Gabriela Baron

Broadway star Nick Cordero, who had been hospitalized for over 90 days and had his leg amputated after contracting COVID-19, has died. He was 41.

Nick’s wife, former Broadway dancer Amanda Kloots took to Instagram to share the news.

“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 his earth,” Amdana wrote.

The Tony-award winning actor died on Monday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

“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,” Amanda added.

Nick fell ill in early March and Amanda revealed on March 31 that the actor was in intensive care unit and “having a hard time breathing” after being diagnosed with pneumonia. He eventually had his leg amputated because of issues with blood clotting.

Amanda thanked the public for the support and help they have received in the last 95 days: “You have no idea how much you lifted my spirits at 3 p.m. everyday as the world sang Nick’s 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 [let] 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,” Amanda ended.

The Canadian-born actor starred in the musical adaptation of the Woody Allen film “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Rock of Ages,” “Waitress,” and “A Bronx Tale: The Musical.”