Nick Cordero has tragically passed away after spending 95 days in hospital fighting for his life due to COVID-19 related complications.
The 41-year-old, whose broadway credits include Rock of Ages and Waitress, died on Sunday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Cordero’s death was announced by his wife Amanda Kloots in a heartbreaking statement posted on Instagram.
‘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.
‘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.’
RIP: Nick Cordero has passed away, according to wife Amanda Kloots on Instagram
Amanda explained that Nick was ‘was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk’ and that 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,’ said Kloots, who shares one-year-old son Elvis with the actor. ⠀
She went on to thank the medical team that aided Nick in his tumultuous health battle.
‘To Nick’s 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.⠀
Lengthy battle: Nick Cordero has tragically passed away after spending 94 days in hospital fighting for his life due to COVID-19 related complications
‘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,’ concluded Kloots.
Cordero was first admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital in late March after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The Bullets Over Broadway star had to have one of his legs amputated on April 18 after suffering from blood clots, while being on a ventilator.
One of a kind: Amanda explained that Nick was ‘was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk’ and that he was ‘an incredible actor and musician’; Nick pictured in January of 2020
While admitted, Nick also endured numerous other complications, including two small strokes, septic shock, and fungus in his lungs, as reported by wife Amanda.
In a series of updates shared to Instagram this week, Amanda claimed that her husband was ‘doing slightly better’ after coming down from his blood pressure medication on Thursday.
In an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Amanda said that the ‘ultimate goal’ was for Nick to have a double lung transplant in order for him to live the life he ‘would want.’
Battle: Cordero was first admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital in late March after testing positive for the coronavirus
But she warned that a ‘lot of things would have to line up’ in order for him to even be a candidate for such a procedure.
A GoFundMe set up in April by Amanda’s friends has already reached $593,573 to help with medical costs which at the time ‘had already started coming in’ according to the description on the fundraising page.
She had also also revealed this week that she planned to refinance the couple’s LA home to pay for medical bills.
Before Nick got sick in March, the couple had recently moved from New York to Los Angeles so that the Broadway actor could star in Rock of Ages Hollywood.
Big move: Before Nick got sick in March, the couple had recently moved from New York to Los Angeles so that the Broadway actor could star in Rock of Ages Hollywood; Amanda and one-year-old son Elvis on Instagram