BROADWAY ACTOR Nick Cordero has passed away after contracting coronavirus, his family have confirmed.
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.
He died on the morning of 4 July following complications from the coronavirus, which had seen him lose a leg due to multiple blood clots.
His heartbroken wife, Amanda Kloots, confirmed the news on Instagram, where she had been documenting her husband's battle against the virus for the past 95 days.
"My darling husband passed away this morning," she wrote.
"He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.
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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. ❤️
"I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him."
Referring to the couple's one-year-old son, she added "Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday."
Paying tribute to her husband, Ms Kloots said "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."
She went on to thank her husband's "extraordinary" doctor, Dr David Ng, who she described as a "diamond in the rough".
The Canadian actor has contracted the virus in March and his condition deteriorated quickly as he slipped into a coma and lost 65lbs from muscle atrophy.
Though he regained consciousness in May, he was still unable to move or talk and communicated only through his eyes.
He had been awaiting a double lung transplant when he passed away.
Scrubs actor Zach Braff paid tribute to his close friend on Instagram, saying "I have honestly never known a kinder person.
"But Covid doesn't care about the purity of your soul or the goodness in your heart.
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Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his wife and mother by his side. I have honestly never known a kinder person. But Covid doesn’t care about the purity of your soul, or the goodness in your heart. The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis. I promise the world they will never want for anything. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life. Rest In Peace. Rest in Power.
"The last thing he ever texted me was to look our for his wife and one year old son, Elvis.
"I promise the world they will ever want for anything. feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life."