Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Dead From Covid-19 at 41

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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.

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Variety reports that Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, announced the actor’s death on her Instagram:

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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.”

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fiddlerontheroofies
fiddlerontheroofies

This breaks my damn heart. I’ve followed this story since he first became ill and was really hoping he’d pull through.

Please, for the love of all that is holy and good, wear a fucking mask.  So that someone else, 41 and seemingly healthy, does not suffer the same horrible fate as Nick.