Broadway actor Nick Cordero died Sunday from complications caused by COVID-19, the Washington Examiner reported. He was 41.
The Canadian-born father of one was married to online fitness personality Amanda Kloots, who announced her husband’s death in an Instagram post later Sunday.
“God has another angel in heaven now,” Kloots declared, according to the Examiner. “My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing, and praying as he gently left this earth.”
“A bright light”
Writing on Instagram, Kloots said her “heart is broken” over her husband’s death. She called Cordero “such a bright light” who “was everyone’s friend.”
“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,” Kloots wrote, according to the Examiner. “My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him.”
Kloots also praised her husband’s doctor, Dr. David Ng, for being “[k]ind, smart, compassionate, assertive, and always eager to listen to my crazy ideas or call yet another doctor for me for a second opinion.”
“I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love, support, and help we’ve received these last 95 days,” she added. Take a look:
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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. ⠀ 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. ⠀ 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. ⠀ ⠀ 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. ❤️
One of thousands
A tracker from John Hopkins University showed Monday that the U.S. had seen more than 130,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the outbreak began. According to an article published The New York Times late last month, nearly half of those fatalities have occurred in nursing homes, despite nursing home residents making up just 11% of those infected.
Many of the deaths were concentrated in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and especially New York, where Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has faced intense criticism for his decision early in the crisis to issue an order forcing nursing homes to accept patients who had tested positive for the disease, as Fox News reported.
Cordero, for his part, was first diagnosed with COVID-19 in March and had to be put on a ventilator, the Examiner noted. According to an earlier report from the Examiner, the actor developed blood clots that inflicted damage on his lung and required the removal of his right leg.
In addition to his widow Kloots, the star of such productions as Rock of Ages, Bullets Over Broadway, and A Bronx Tale is survived by the couple’s infant son, Elvis, the Examiner reported Sunday.