On July 5, the world learned that Nick Cordero had lost his long battle with COVID-19.
The Broadway actor’s wife, Amanda Kloots, shared the devastating news with fans on Instagram, writing, “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.”
Cordero — who was only 41 years old and who leaves behind a 1-year-old son, Elvis — spent months in intensive care after suffering complications from COVID-19. He suffered sepsis infections and mini-strokes and had his right leg amputated, per NBC News.
“I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere,” Kloots wrote. “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 also expressed her gratitude for her husband’s medical team and all those who shared thoughts and prayers for the family.
“I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love, support and help we’ve received these last 95 days,” she wrote. “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.”
Many celebrities have spoken out following Cordero’s death, including fellow actor Zach Braff. Braff and Cordero worked together on Broadway in 2014’s “Bullets Over Broadway,” but off the stage, they were close friends.
“I can honestly tell you I have never met a kinder human being,” Braff wrote on Twitter.
Nick Cordero 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. Don’t believe that Covid only claims the elderly and infirm.
I am so grateful for the time we had. “We’ll catch up some other time.” pic.twitter.com/Oq2a8QsIyH
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 6, 2020
Braff went into a little more detail on Instagram, revealing that his final conversation with Cordero was about Kloots and Elvis.
“The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one-year-old son, Elvis,” Braff wrote. “I promise the world they will never want for anything. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life. Rest In Peace. Rest in Power.”