Canadian actor Nick Cordero died yesterday following a 95-day-long battle with COVID-19 complications. His wife Amanda Kloots announced the heartbreaking news on Instagram and now, celebrities are paying tribute to the Tony-nominated Broadway star.
Cordero was 41 years old when he died on July 5, and is survived by his wife of three years and their one-year-old son, Elvis Eduardo.
In an emotional Instagram post, the mom of one announced that she is "in disbelief and hurting everywhere."
Kloots thanked Cordero's doctor, supporters sending love, and fans singing his song "Live Your Life" daily.
She added, "He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday."
The two met when they performed in Bullets Over Broadway together and they wed in September 2017.
Since Kloot's announcement, celebrities have been reaching out to share tributes to the actor and his family.
Cordero's close friend Zach Braff shared on Twitter that the father of one "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."
Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his mother and wife by his side. I can honesty tell you I have never met… https://t.co/Rro6PvcU1S— Zach Braff (@Zach Braff)1594001514.0
Fellow Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote that Cordero's death is "Devastating. What a loss, what a light. Whole heart with Amanda and his family tonight."
Braff replied to the tweet writing, "He loved you, sir."
@Lin_Manuel He loved you, sir. https://t.co/OtxGB4yYm3— Zach Braff (@Zach Braff)1594014385.0
Jesse Tyler Ferguson called this "incredibly sad news," Ben Stiller shared that he's sending "love and deep condolences to the family," and Daniel Dae Kim is "sending thoughts of love and support."
Incredibly sad news. Can we please do what we need to do as a country to fight this virus together? It doesn’t care… https://t.co/pngXfkbF6V— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (he/him/his) (@Jesse Tyler Ferguson (he/him/his))1594000836.0
Sending love and deep condolences to the family of Nick Cordero. https://t.co/YliSarT4QL— Ben Stiller (@Ben Stiller)1594015614.0
Sending thoughts of love and support to @amandakloots and the family of #NickCordero. With the #Broadway community… https://t.co/eYzGj50Y7u— Daniel Dae Kim (@Daniel Dae Kim)1594003022.0
Josh Gad wrote that "My heart is broken. I feel ill."
My heart is broken. I feel ill. Along with the entire Broadway community and the entire world, I mourn the loss of… https://t.co/0h0hp1lNnK— Josh Gad (@Josh Gad)1594002621.0
Darren Criss tweeted that "I'm lucky enough to have never missed a Nick Cordero bway role...For such gruff parts, he was in reality a sweet man".
I'm lucky enough to have never missed a Nick Cordero bway role. I got to see him as Dennis, Cheech, Earl, and Sonny… https://t.co/CYVMYZmOpe— Darren Criss (@Darren Criss)1594013158.0
Priscilla Presley shared that she's "so shocked to see the news today that Nick has passed" and Sarah Paulson shared a link to the GoFundMe page for the "broken hearts tonight."
I’m so shocked to see the news today that Nick has passed. My heart and soul goes out to Nick Cordero’s beautiful w… https://t.co/MBylUAwHBB— Priscilla Presley (@Priscilla Presley)1593999222.0
If you are able. There are broken hearts tonight. Fundraiser for Amanda Kloots by Erin Silver : Support Amanda Kl… https://t.co/yAnZrfz0qx— Sarah Paulson (@Sarah Paulson)1594009918.0
Over on Instagram, Hilary Duff shared a text posted dedicated to Kloots writing that it was a constant conversation in her house to pray for Cordero's recovery.
Ashley Tisdale shared that she doesn't know the family personally but feels "like I know him" after reading Kloot's page daily.
Sara Bareilles wrote that the performer was "light. Kind and gentle. Talented and humble. Funny and friendly. The best laugh."
Steve Kazee said that he "never had the honor of meeting Nick Cordero. By all accounts that was a huge loss for me," adding that he followed Kloot's daily updates hoping for a miracle.
Frankie Grande shared a selfie and a lengthy post to his friend, writing that "as soon as I met him I knew God placed him in my life for a reason."
Florence Pugh posted a video of her friend performing on stage last April "whilst commanding the entire audience so intensely, you could have heard a pin drop."
According to IMDb, Cordero was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and attended Ryerson University. He has a variety of acting credits and was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Bullets Over Broadway.