Nick Cordero has died aged 41 after a four-month battle with coronavirus, his wife Amanda Kloots has confirmed.
The Broadway actor had been receiving treatment since March after contracting Covid-19, and had suffered numerous complications from the condition, including having his leg amputated as a result of blood clots.
‘God has another angel in heaven now,’ Kloots wrote as she confirmed Nick’s death in a statement on Instagram.
‘My darling husband passed away this morning [Sunday 5 July]. 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.’
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She continued: ‘Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk.
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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. ❤️
‘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.’
Tributes have been coming in thick and fast for the actor, who received a Tony award nomination in 2014 for his role of the ghostwriting crook Cheech in the musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson penned: ‘Incredibly sad news. Can we please do what we need to do as a country to fight this virus together?
‘It doesn’t care how healthy you are. It doesn’t care if you want to go to Fire Island. It doesn’t care if you are tired of wearing a mask. Reign. It. In.’
Zach Braff wrote: ‘Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his mother and wife by his side.
‘I can honesty tell you I have never met a kinder human being. Don’t believe that Covid only claims the elderly and infirm. I am so grateful for the time we had.
‘Nick Cordero fought as hard as he could for 90 days. Wear a mask. F*** Covid.’
Meanwhile, Viola Davies added: ‘RIP Nick Cordero! My condolences to you Amanda who fought and loved so hard….so sorry for his little one. My heart is with you. May flights of angels…..’
Nick is survived by his wife Amanda and their son, Elvis, who was born in June 2019.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.
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