Broadway star Nick Cordero has died after a battle with COVID-19 complications that lasted months. His wife Amanda Kloots announced the news of his death on Instagram, writing that she is heartbroken and in disbelief. The Hamilton-born actor was 41 years old and spent nearly 100 days in the hospital.
Cordero is survived by Kloots who he wed in September 2017 and their son Elvis Eduardo who is one year old.
In her post, the mom of one wrote, "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."
Kloots shared that she is "in disbelief and hurting everywhere" and can't imagine life without the bright light that was an incredible actor, musician, and everyone's friend.
"He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday," she wrote.
Kloots also addressed her husband's doctor, Dr. David Ng, who she described as "a diamond in the rough", offering kindness, compassion, and always eager to listen to her ideas or get a second opinion.
The theatre actress thanked everyone for their support and love over the performer's 95-day-long battle, adding that they lifted her spirits when they sang his song called "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," Kloots shared at the end of the post.
According to CBC, Cordero was first sent to the hospital on March 30 and had a number of complications including blood clots, lung and sepsis infections, mini-strokes as well as procedures such as a temporary pacemaker implant and a tracheostomy.
Right before his death, doctors were exploring a double-lung transplant, which came after having his right leg amputated.
Kloots kept fans and supporters updated about her husband's health on Instagram. She said that after being put into a medically-induced coma and on a ventilator, Cordero was only able to respond to commands by moving his eyes up and down.
The performer has 10 acting credits on IMDb beginning in 2005 including Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Inside Game, and Mob Town.
CBC writes that he was on Broadway in Waitress and A Bronx Tale, and met Kloots when they performed Bullets Over Broadway.
According to IMDb, Cordero was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He graduated from Westdale Secondary School and attended Ryerson University for two years before leaving to perform in a band.