After Monthslong COVID-19 Fight, Nick Cordero Dead at 41

Broadway star contracted coronavirus in March
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2020 12:01 AM CDT
Updated Jul 6, 2020 3:01 AM CDT
Coronavirus Kills Broadway Star, 41
In this March 30, 2017, file photo, actor Nick Cordero, left, and Amanda Kloots attend the premiere of "Going in Style" in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Nick Cordero fought COVID-19 and ensuing complications for more than three months. But on Sunday, the 41-year-old Broadway star died, leaving behind a 1-year-old son and wife Amanda Kloots, who has been posting about her husband's coronavirus battle on social media. "God has another angel in heaven now," she posted on Instagram on Sunday. "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, who said she is "in disbelief and hurting everywhere," described singing Cordero's song, "Live Your Life," to him on Sunday as she and other family members held his hands. She thanked his doctor, who she said is "kind, smart, compassionate, assertive and always eager to listen to my crazy ideas or call yet another doctor for me for a second opinion," and also thanked the public for the outpouring of prayers, love, and support. During Cordero's battle with the virus, which he contracted in March, he had a leg amputated, fought septic shock and lung infections, and most recently had a pacemaker removed, TMZ reports. (More coronavirus stories.)

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