Nick Cordero, a Broadway actor who starred in hits like Rock of Ages and Waitress, died on Sunday of complications from covid-19. The 41-year-old had been battling the virus since March.
Variety reports that Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, announced the actor’s death on her Instagram:
Cordero was hospitalized with covid-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in March and was in the ICU for more than 90 days. He underwent a leg amputation in April; he was also put into a medically induced coma, which he woke up from in mid-May, and was waiting for a double lung transplant when he died.
Cordero’s Broadway credits include Bullets Over Broadway and A Bronx Tale the Musical, in addition to the aforementioned Rock of Ages and Waitress. His work in Bullets netted him both a Tony nomination and a Drama Desk nomination. He also had a recurring role on the CBS show Blue Bloods.
He and Kloots share a one-year-old son named Elvis. “I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere,” Kloots wrote. “My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him.”