Broadway actor Nick Cordero died at the age of 41 on Sunday after a lengthy battle with complications stemming from the coronavirus. Cordero was in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for more than 90 days, with his wife Amanda Kloots providing fans with constant updates on his condition. After Kloots shared the news of his death on Instagram, the former Blue Bloods actor's fans shared their sadness on social media.
In her heartbreaking Instagram caption, Kloots said there is "another angel" in heaven now after her husband died Sunday morning. "My darling husband passed away this morning," she wrote. "He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth." Kloots, a fitness trainer, said she is in "disbelief and hurting everywhere." Cordero "loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday," she wrote, referring to their 1-year-old son.
Kloots also thanked Cordero's doctor, Dr. David Ng, and thanked Cordero's fans for the outpouring of support. "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 Nick's song, 'Live Your Life.'"
Cordero was hospitalized with pneumonia in late March but later tested positive for the coronavirus. Although a later test in April came up negative, Cordero remained in the hospital, spending weeks in a medically induced coma and needing one of his legs amputated. Throughout his recovery, Kloots gave fans an unprecedented look at what can happen when the coronavirus strikes. She provided almost daily updates on her Instagram Story. In one of her most recent posts, she opened up about fears that Cordero would never be able to perform again.
Cordero's family set up a GoFundMe account to help with their medical bills. So far, more than 10,000 donors have helped raise over $611,000. The actor was best known for his work on the stage, earning a Tony nomination for starring in Bullets Over Broadway. He frequently appeared in New York-based TV shows, including Blue Bloods and Law & Order: SVU.
I’m so shocked to see the news today that Nick has passed. My heart and soul goes out to Nick Cordero’s beautiful wife and family. Rest In Peace, Nick— Priscilla Presley (@Cilla_Presley) July 6, 2020
Absolutely gutted.https://t.co/kYLI25Xjfz— Abigail Hawk (@abigail_hawk) July 6, 2020
💔 for Nick Cordero’s family.— Julie Ann Emery (@julieannemery) July 6, 2020
I don’t know how many more ways to beg people to take Covid-19 seriously, but I am begging you.
We want to stop losing people.
We want to go back to work.
We want the economy working.
None of that can happen until we defeat Covid. Together https://t.co/Ccqgk19SEI
He definitely fought the good fight. RIP Nick Cordero. https://t.co/CIjpoeQPdR— Shanna Pope (@shannapope) July 6, 2020
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.....❤❤❤🙏🏿🙏🏿 https://t.co/nRE3AmS0A2— Viola Davis (@violadavis) July 6, 2020
I will miss you. You were a wonderful man. A wonderful husband. The happiest dad I knew. A good friend to me. My love & prayers go out to your family #NickCordero— james m. iglehart (@jamesmiglehart) July 6, 2020
He fought so hard to stay with his wife and baby. RIP, Nick Cordero. https://t.co/XaZzb5nDvu— Heather Hartley (@AmInCan55) July 6, 2020
I’m sure anyone in my Timeline knows this, but I’ll say it again, because I’m sad for Nick Cordero’s wife: “Wear your fucking mask!” https://t.co/AIoDXTABRu— Bettie Laven (@bettielaven) July 6, 2020
🙏🏽💔Amanda Kloots’ husband, Nick Cordero,41 passed away this from COVID-19 complications. I’ve been following this story since the beginning (13 weeks)— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) July 6, 2020
Watching Amanda rally so hard with positivity, music and love always with a smile on her face. This is just crushing😢😢😢 RIH pic.twitter.com/8Abdab7BGm
I am so heartbroken. A celebrity death hasn’t affected me like this in a long time. I can’t stop thinking about his family and how hard he fought. Goddamn. #NickCordero— Emily (@emily_howson) July 6, 2020
Words can’t express the heartbreak clearly enough. He was one of the best. Everyone who knew him felt this way. This is such a profound loss. Rest In Peace, friend. We will miss you terribly. #NickCordero— Matt Doyle (@MattfDoyle) July 6, 2020
You are the worst, 2020. 💔Rest in peace, Nick Cordero. https://t.co/DL8IKDRj61— Claudine Battisti (@ClaudB4177) July 6, 2020
Nick Cordero was one of us. This is really hard to understand. Fly, my good man. Sending love to Amanda and Elvis with all that I’ve got today. #RipNickCodero— Donald Webber Jr. (@donaldwebber) July 6, 2020
💔💔 praying for Amanda. Hearing daily how hard he was fighting and how much she was fighting for him......this is so devastating. https://t.co/zRlV9me9og— meg (@msmegquinn) July 6, 2020
Rest in Paradise & ALL the Power #NickCordero
All the LOVE to his family and close ones from ours.
WE followed your journey and your fighting spirit has touched the world.
Peace & Blessings.— THEO (@Theorossi) July 6, 2020
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.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 6, 2020
I am so grateful for the time we had. “We’ll catch up some other time.” pic.twitter.com/Oq2a8QsIyH