Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, 41, died after a months-long battle with the coronavirus, his wife announced Sunday night.
Amanda Kloots wrote on Instagram: “God has another angel in heaven now. My dear husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded by love for his family, singing and praying as he gently left this land.
“I am incredulous and hurt everywhere. My heart is broken because I can’t imagine our lives without it. Nick was such a bright light. He was a friend of all, he loved to listen, to help and especially to talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and was a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss you in everything we do, every day. “
Cordero entered the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 31 and was with a fan and unconscious after hiring COVID-19. His fight consisted of an amputation of legs and several mini-blows while battling various other illnesses.
Cordero played a mafia soldier with dramatic talent in 2014 in the film adaptation of Broadway’s Woody Allen, 1994, from “Bullets Over Broadway”, for which he received a Tony nomination for best actor in a musical. He moved to Los Angeles to star in “Rock of Ages”.
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The slender Cordero originated the threatening role of husband Earl, alongside his wife, played by Jessie Mueller, in “Waitress” on Broadway, as well as the role of Sonny in “A Bronx Tale”, by Chazz Palminteri.
On the small screen, Cordero appeared in several episodes of “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, as well as “Lilyhammer” and he participated in the movie “Going in Style”.
Kloots concluded his post: “I will love you forever and always my sweet man”.
Condolences were written after his death, some offering light to his family and others politicizing his death.
Viola Davis wrote: “RIP Nick Cordero! My condolences to you Amanda, who fought and loved you so much … I’m sorry for your little one. My heart is with you. What flights of angels ….. ❤❤❤🙏🏿🙏🏿 ”
Priscilla Presley wrote: “I am so shocked to see the news today that Nick has already passed. My heart and soul goes to Nick Cordero’s beautiful wife and family. Rest in peace, Nick ”
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A sad note included a link to a GoFundMe page to help Cordero’s family:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.