Broadway star Nick Cordero has died, aged 41

Broadway actor Nick Cordero has passed away at the age of 41 following COVID-19 complications.

Cordero spent almost 100 days in hospital battling the virus but tragically died on July 5, his wife Amanda Kloots has announced.

Kloots, who had welcomed young Elvis with Cordero last year, paid tribute to her late husband in a heartbreaking post to Instagram.

She said: “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.”

Kloots went on to thank doctors for their care and followers for their support.

She wrote: “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. ❤️”

Born in Canada, Cordero’s stage credits included The Toxic Avenger, Rock Of Ages, Waitress, A Bronx Tale and Bullets Over Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.

About the author: Rachel Wise

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