Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as Waitress, A Bronx Tale and Bullets Over Broadway, has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41.
Cordero died Sunday (July 05, 2020) at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.
After initially being diagnosed with what doctor’s thought was pneumonia, Cordero had his right leg amputated due to the infection and was on a list to receive a double-lung transplant.
Cordero and his family had been living in Los Angeles due to the actor’s new role as Dennis Dupree in an LA-based showing of Rock of Ages on Hollywood Boulevard.
Cordero’s wife first revealed the news Sunday night (July 05, 2020) in a post on her Instagram page. “God has another angel in heaven now,” Kloots’ post reads. “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,” she adds. “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.”
Cordero is survived by his wife, Amanda, and their son Elvis, born last June.
A GoFundMe set up to help the family with the enormous medical bills has raised over $630,000. Please donate what you can to help.
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