Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies following Covid-19 complications, aged 41

Lawrence Kim
July 7, 2020

In March, Cordero was hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus.

The entertainment world is in mourning today, less than 24 hours after Broadway star Nick Cordero lost his battle to COVID-19.

"Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his wife and mother by his side", Cordero's friend Zach Braff wrote on Instagram.

"God has another angel in heaven now", she wrote publicly on Instagram. "My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth", she began her caption.

"I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere", the fitness instructor continued. My heart is broken as I can not imagine our lives without him. 'Nick was such a bright light.

The 41-year-old actor, who appeared in multiple acclaimed Broadway musicals including "Bullets over Broadway" for which he was nominated for a Tony award, had been fighting the illness for over three months.

Cordero was in an intensive care unit on various machines to help support his heart, lungs and kidneys.

The Broadway and acting community was in anguish after news of Cordero's death, with Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeting "What a loss, what a light" and Bernadette Peters "sending love" to his widow and infant son. "What a loss, what a light".

In her post, Miklos mentioned how much joy it brought her to bump into Cordero's family and hear the pride in their voices when they spoke about him.

Cherry, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ben Stiller, Mark Hamill and several other Hollywood stars have expressed their condolences for Cordero's family.

"My heart breaks. Rest In Peace Nick".

Cordero also performed with Hamilton Theatre Inc., which shared a message on social media Sunday night saying the theatre was "deeply saddened" by his death. But I know he will live on in me, for I remain forever changed for having known him.

Now, the tributes are coming in from all corners of the theater world as well as from actors, filmmakers, producers, and more, who are remembering Cordero as a talented, kind person - and sharing their love and support for his grieving family. Rest In Peace you handsome, lovely man. "So so sad", said actor Michael Rapaport.

While Cordero was in hospital, Kloots regularly sent him videos of her and their one-year-old son, Elvis, and encouraged fans to take part in a daily sing-a-long. "Don't believe that covid only claims the elderly and infirm".

"They told me four times that he won't survive". "We'll catch up some other time".

He met his wife in 2017, after the two worked together on "Bullets Over Broadway". My heart is with you. During his treatment, Kloots shared the ups and downs of Cordero's battle against the coronavirus on social media.

Nick Cordero arrives at the Drama Desk Awards in NY on June 1, 2014. It doesn't care if you are exhausted of wearing a mask. It doesn't care how healthy you are.

David Aaro is a Reporter at Fox News Digital based in New York City.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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