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Broadway Star Nick Cordero Dies Aged 41 Following Four Month Battle With Covid-19

HuffPost UK logo HuffPost UK 06/07/2020 Matt Bagwell
Nick Cordero wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera © Paul Archuleta via Getty Images Nick Cordero

Broadway star Nick Cordero has died at the age of 41 after a four-month battle with coronavirus.

The actor’s wife Amanda Kloots confirmed he had died in an Instagram message on Sunday.

The Waitress and Rock Of Ages actor tested positive for Covid-19 in March and had suffered numerous complications from the condition after being hospitalised, and had his leg amputated as a result of blood clots. 

“God has another angel in heaven now,” his wife wrote. “My darling husband passed away this morning [Sunday 5 July]. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.

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“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. 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.”

Bob Kulick holding a guitar: Bob Kulick (1950 – 2020)The American guitarist played in bands like Kiss, as well as in backing groups for Alice Cooper and Meat Loaf. © Gabe Ginsberg via Getty Images Bob Kulick (1950 – 2020)The American guitarist played in bands like Kiss, as well as in backing groups for Alice Cooper and Meat Loaf.

Tributes have poured in for the actor, who received a Tony award nomination in 2014 for his role of the ghostwriting crook Cheech in the musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway. 

Jesse Tyler Ferguson wrote: “Incredibly sad news. Can we please do what we need to do as a country to fight this virus together? It doesn’t care how healthy you are. It doesn’t care if you want to go to Fire Island. It doesn’t care if you are tired of wearing a mask. Reign. It. In.”

a girl standing in front of Nick Cordero et al. posing for the camera: Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero attend the Beyond Yoga x Amanda Kloots Collaboration Launch Event on August 27, 2019 in New York City.  © Noam Galai via Getty Images Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero attend the Beyond Yoga x Amanda Kloots Collaboration Launch Event on August 27, 2019 in New York City. 

Scrubs star Zach Braff wrote: “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. Nick Cordero fought as hard as he could for 90 days. Wear a mask. F*** Covid.”

Viola Davies also paid tribute, writing: “RIP Nick Cordero! My condolences to you Amanda who fought and loved so hard….so sorry for his little one. My heart is with you. May flights of angels.”

Nick is survived by his wife Amanda and their son, Elvis, who was born in June 2019.

Stay at home as much as possible to stop coronavirus spreading - here is the latest government guidance. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In ​​​​​​​ Northern Ireland, call your GP.



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