- 06 Jul 20
Cordero was 41 years old.
Broadway actor and Tony Award-nominee Nick Cordero passed away early this morning from complications related to COVID-19. He is survived by a one year old son, Elvis, and his wife Amanda Kloots. Kloots posted on Instagram confirming Cordero's passing: "I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere," she wrote. "He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday."
Cordero was known for his star turn in the hit musical Waitress, as well as for portraying Sonny in A Bronx Tale. His Tony nomination came for his role in Bullets Over Broadway.
He spent 90 days in the hospital after being rushed to the emergency room on March 30th, and had to have his right leg amputated. According to Kloots, he passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Actor Zach Braff – who was close to Cordero – joined a host of broadway performers and artists (including Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Finneas O'Connell) by posting a message on Twitter this morning:
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. “We’ll catch up some other time.” pic.twitter.com/Oq2a8QsIyH
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 6, 2020
Read Amanda Kloots' Instagram post below.
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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. ❤️