Broadway star Nick Cordero died on Sunday, July 5, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 41. Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, posted on Instagram on Sunday afternoon, saying, “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 captioned a black-and-white photo of her husband with the caption, “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.” She ended her post with a thank you to everyone who supported her and her husband throughout his battle.
Cordero was admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on March 31, where he had been unconscious in an intensive care unit. He was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, but later tested positive for the virus on April 1. Weeks later, Cordero underwent a procedure to have his right leg amputated on April 18.
Cordero was a huge star in the Broadway world, working in productions of Waitress and originated the role of Sonny in A Bronx Tale. In 2014, Cordero received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Cheech in Bullets Over Broadway. He also earned nominations from the Drama Desk Awards and Drama League Awards.
Cordero is survived by Kloots and their son, Elvis.
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