Broadway star Nick Cordero dies at 41 after battling COVID-19 for 3 months – rest in peace

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Broadway star Nick Cordero, who has battled COVID-19 and its complications for three months, has died.

The 41-year-old Tony-nominated actor who starred in Broadway hits “Bullets Over Broadway”, “Waitress”, and “A Bronx Tale” was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March.

He was put on a ventilator and remained in hospital for over 90 days during which his wife, fitness trainer Amanda Kloots, said she was told her husband wouldn’t make it four times.

But Kloots said her husband continued to fight and would probably need a lung transplant if he was going to live the life she knew he wanted to live.

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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. ❤

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But on July 5 she posted an image of her husband on Instagram announcing his passing.

“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,” she wrote.

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That first proud dad moment… taking your baby home from the hospital! I love this photo of Nick. He is so happy and so excited to be going home with his son! Since Nick has been sick my brother and my father, who are both incredible fathers, have really helped to fill that void for Elvis. I do love seeing Elvis get so close to his uncle and grandpa. It is a silver lining in all of this that we are all together and will celebrate Fathers Day for Nick with everyone. 💙

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Cordero was 41 years old when he died and leaves his wife and their 1-year-old son Elvis Eduardo.

As a result of the virus he had to be put on a ventilator and sustained several lung infections, required a leg amputation and had two mini strokes.

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Instagram might make it look easy but I assure it’s not. This guy @nickcordero1 and this kid are my valentines today and everyday through good days and bad days. That’s what it’s about though. Love isn’t perfect it’s trying and true love tries and stays.

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“I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere,” Kloots wrote on Instagram. “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,” she added. “Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday.”

The much-loved Canadian actor made his Broadway debut in 2012, appearing as club owner Dennis in “Rock of Ages.” He earned a Tony nomination for his work in Woody Allen’s musical, “Bullets Over Broadway.

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Our last family photo before Nick got sick. What this man has gone through! Nick is 41 years old. He had no pre-existing health conditions. We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did. He went to the ER on March 30th and intubated on a ventilator on April 1. Since then has he has suffered an infection that caused his heart to stop, he needed resuscitation, he had two mini strokes, went on ECMO, went on dialysis, needed surgery to removal an ECMO cannula that was restricting blood flow to his leg, a faciatomy to relieve pressure on the leg, an amputation of his right leg, an MRI to further investigate brain damage, several bronchial sweeps to clear out his lungs, a septis infection causing septic shock, a fungus in his lungs, holes in his lungs, a tracheostomy, blood clots, low blood count and platelet levels, and a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart. He has spent 38 days now in the ICU. This disease does not only effect old people. This is real. A perfectly healthy 41 year old man! Bring awareness to his story. STAY HOME! FOLLOW GUIDELINES! This journey with Nick has been the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through. I ask God for a miracle and my Dad reminded me that God is answering my prayer everyday because he is still with us! Nick is a fighter and has not given up. His doctors and nurses have been truly incredible. Thank you @cedarssinai ❤️ We will get our CODE ROCKY! #wakeupnick

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“Getting a Tony nomination has been a gorgeous whirlwind,” Cordero told Broadway.com. “It’s been so humbling and exciting and emotional. I’ve worked for this my whole life, and I can’t believe it’s finally happening.”

Cordero woke up from his medically induced coma on May 12 just weeks after undergoing a tracheostomy procedure to help improve his breathing.

“He had no pre-existing health conditions. We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did,” Kloots wrote in an Instagram post on May 8. “This disease does not only affect old people. This is real. A perfectly healthy 41 year old man!”

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I really miss this guy. It’s day 49 in the hospital for Nick. We have a new hashtag #offthevent because our new goal for Nick is for his lung infection to clear up so that we can start breathing trials and get him off the ventilator! These are big goals, but I BELIEVE! We have an army behind him that cheered, sang and prayed for him to wake up so now we need to believe that this to can happen! He’s not done! #coderocky

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In support of Cordero’s family, a GoFundMe page was created to raise funds for his medical bills.

Our hearts go out to his family. Rest in peace.

Such a tragedy and a huge loss. This virus should be taken seriously and his death should not be in vain, we must do all we can to stay safe. Please share.

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