LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Tony-nominated Broadway actor Nick Cordero has
died of COVID-19 after a struggle of more than three months.
He was 41.
Wife Amanda Kloots, a fitness instructor and former Broadway dancer, announced Cordero's death at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Instagram Sunday.
“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,'' Kloots wrote.
“I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love, support and help we've received these last 95 days.''
“I will love you forever and always my sweet man,'' she concluded.
Codero fell ill in early March and was diagnosed late that month with what was thought to be pneumonia.
He was in a medically induced coma for six weeks, developed blood clots, was put on a ventilator and doctors amputated his right leg, his wife said in updates on social media accounts. He was hoping to receive a double lung transplant, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Cordero, a New York resident, was in Los Angeles to reprise his role as Bourbon Room owner Dennis Dupree in a new adaptation of Broadway hit “Rock of Ages.''
The Canada-born actor earned a Tony nomination for the 2014 musical “Bullets Over Broadway.''
He also made appearances on the CBS television drama series, “Blue Bloods.''
Cordero leaves behind his wife and 1-year-old son Elvis.