Nick Cordero is dead at the age of 41 after being hospitalized for more than 3 months. The actor and Broadway star was stricken with coronavirus and his battle in the hospital became a viral campaign as people in the entertainment world rallied for his recovery. Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, had been leading the charge on awareness for her husband during the fight for his life, as well as caring for their 1-year-old son, Elvis.
On Sunday evening, Kloots broke the news to thousands of devastated fans, family and friends that he had passed away.
“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,” Kloots began her eulogy to her husband and message to fans.
“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.”
Kloots, who was unable to be by her husband’s bedside for the majority of his hospitalization due to the facility restrictions during COVID-19, thanked Cordero’s team of doctors for their tireless fight to keep him alive.
“To Nicks 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.”
Finally, Kloots thanked the fans for their constant support and love during this terrible time in her family’s lives.
“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.”