Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero sadly passed away after spending 90 days in hospital and having his his right leg amputated, his wife Amanda Kloots confirmed.
Broadway star Nick Cordero has passed away at the age of 41 due to complications from the coronavirus. The tragic news was confirmed via Instagram on July 5 by his wife, Amanda Kloots, 38. “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,” wrote of Nick, whom she shares 1-year-old son Elvis Eduardo with.
“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,” she added in her message, captioning a black-and-white photo of her husband which you can see here. “He definitely put up a fight. I will love you forever and always my sweet man,” she concluded. Learn more about the Canadian-born Broadway star who will forever be remembered.
1. Nick had his leg amputated after a complication from COVID-19. His wife Amanda confirmed his right leg had been amputated on April 18. “We got some difficult news yesterday. Basically, we had issues with his right leg with clotting and getting blood down to his toes,” she wrote on April 18. “And it just isn’t happening with surgery and everything…they had him on blood thinners for the clotting and, unfortunately, the blood thinners were causing other issues: blood pressure and some internal bleeding in his intestines,” she continued, going on to confirm the unfortunate result. “We took him off the blood thinners, but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg. So the right leg will be amputated today,” she explained.
2. Nick was from Canada. Nick was born on Sept. 17, 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario, which is a town about an hour outside of Toronto. He attended Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton, before going on to pursue his post secondary education at Ryerson University in Toronto for two years.
3. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2014. Nick was a nominee in the ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ category at the 2014 Tony Awards for his work in Bullets Over Broadway. Although he didn’t win the Tony, he took home the top prize for ‘Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical’ at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
4. Nick became a fan-favorite following turns in Waitress and A Bronx Tale on Broadway. Nick originated the role of Earl in Sara Bareilles’ hit musical Waitress before leaving the show to join the original Broadway cast of A Bronx Tale, in which he played Sonny.
5. He also appeared on television. The Canada native, who grew up in Ontario, portrayed the role of Victor Lugo on the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods from 2017-18 over a number of episodes.