Broadway Star Nick Cordero Has Died Of Coronavirus Complications Age 41

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“I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere,” Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, wrote on Instagram.

Nick Cordero, the Tony-nominated star of Bullets Over Broadway, Waitress, and Rock Of Ages, has died from coronavirus complications at the age of 41.

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In a post on her Instagram account, Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots wrote that her husband died on Sunday morning “surrounded in love by his family”.
For the last three months, Kloots has been documenting her husband’s battle with COVID-19 on Instagram. On April 1, she posted that Cordero was unconscious in intensive care.
“Nick is 41 years old. He had no pre-existing health conditions,” Kloots wrote in May. “We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did.”

Tributes to Cordero poured in after news of his death was made public, led by his close friend Zach Braff, who told the Hollywood Reporter in May that Cordero’s family had been living with him while they looked for a house in LA.

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“I have honestly never known a kinder person,” Braff wrote on Instagram. “But COVID doesn’t care about the purity of your soul, or the goodness in your heart.”

Fellow Broadway stars including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Gad, and Viola Davis also paid tribute to Cordero on Twitter, calling his death “devastating”.

Devastating. What a loss, what a light. Whole heart with Amanda and his family tonight. https://t.co/T3xfcAtw0E

My heart is broken. I feel ill. Along with the entire Broadway community and the entire world, I mourn the loss of the incredible Nick Cordero and send my sincerest love and prayers to ⁦@amandakloots⁩ , Elvis & and entire family. RIP Nick. https://t.co/uBhjbrGfJE

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

Sara Bareilles, who wrote and starred in Waitress, also posted an emotional message on Instagram.

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“He was light. Kind and gentle. Talented and humble. Funny and friendly,” she said. “The best laugh. Sending so much love to the love warrior @amandakloots and little Elvis, and an immense hug to any one who is feeling the loss of this giant heart.”