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Broadway star Nick Cordero dies at the age of 41 after 94 days in hospital against COVID-19


Nick Cordero tragically passed away after spending 95 days in hospital fighting for his life due to complications related to COVID-19.

The 41-year-old, whose Broadway credits include Rock of Ages and Waitress, died on Sunday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Cordero's death was announced by his wife Amanda Kloots in a heartbreaking statement on Instagram.

& # 39; God now has another angel in heaven. My beloved husband passed away this morning. He was in love with his family, sang and prayed when he left this earth gently, ”she wrote.

"I am incredulous and injure myself everywhere. My heart is broken because I can't imagine our life without him. Nick was such a bright light. & # 39;

RIP: Nick Cordero passed away on Instagram, according to Ms. Amanda Kloots

Amanda explained that Nick "was everyone's friend, liked to listen, help and above all talk" and that he was "an incredible actor and musician".

He loved his family and loved being a father and a husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do every day, ”said Kloots, who shares one-year-old son Elvis with the actor. ⠀

She went on to thank the medical team that helped Nick in his tumultuous health battle.

“For Nick's extraordinary doctor, Dr. David Ng, you were my positive doctor! There are not many doctors like you. Friendly, smart, compassionate, assertive and always trying to listen to my crazy ideas or call another doctor for me to get a second opinion. You are a rough diamond

"I can't thank everyone enough for the love, support, and help we've received over the past 95 days. You have no idea how much you raised my spirits every day at 3 p.m. as the world Nick's song Live Your Life sang. We sang it to him today and held his hands.

"When I sang the last line to him," they'll give you hell, but if you don't light it, don't kill your light without a fight. Live your life, ”I smiled because he was definitely fighting. I will love you forever and ever, my sweet man, ”Kloots concluded.

Cordero was first admitted to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles in late March after initially being diagnosed with pneumonia.

Kloots announced on March 31 that her husband was in intensive care and had difficulty breathing. Days later, the doctors confirmed that Cordero suffered from coronavirus after three tests.

At first, Cordero's symptoms were temporary. In an interview with Buzzfeed at the time, Kloots said that the Broadway alum "could not get up, so tired, no energy, that was really his only symptom".

But his condition soon deteriorated drastically, and shortly after he was hospitalized, doctors connected Cordero to a ventilator.

He said, "I love you, you decided to use a breathing tube to sit on a ventilator, and I passed out and I don't know when I wake up and I don't know when I do." "I can speak to you again," said Kloots to the point of sale.

Long fight: Nick Cordero tragically passed away after spending 94 days in hospital fighting for his life due to complications related to COVID-19

Long fight: Nick Cordero tragically passed away after spending 94 days in hospital fighting for his life due to complications related to COVID-19

The actress's health initially stabilized in the hospital, but on April 10, Kloots announced that her husband was "fighting for his life".

"We really made great strides, and yesterday I got a call saying he had an infection in his lungs, a new infection that caused his fever to go well above normal, causing his blood pressure to drop and his heart to drop Go into an irregular pattern, ”said Kloots, a fitness coach.

& # 39; He lost consciousness, he lost his pulse and they had to revive him. It was very scary. It was very difficult for them to get it back. & # 39;

In the hours that followed, Kloots was told that Cordero needed immediate emergency surgery after it was found that a machine he was placed on to support his heart and lungs was blocking blood flow to his right leg.

The Bullets Over Broadway star had to have one of his legs amputated on April 18 after suffering from blood clots while on a ventilator.

Unique: Amanda explained that Nick "was everyone's friend, liked to listen, help and talk" and that he was "an incredible actor and musician"; Nick pictured in January 2020

Unique: Amanda explained that Nick "was everyone's friend, liked to listen, help and talk" and that he was "an incredible actor and musician"; Nick pictured in January 2020

While admitted, Nick also suffered numerous other complications, including two small strokes, a septic shock, and a fungus in his lungs, Ms. Amanda reported.

In a series of updates released on Instagram this week, Amanda claimed that her husband was "a little better" after he got off his blood pressure medication on Thursday.

In an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Amanda said that Nick's "ultimate goal" was a double lung transplant so he could live the life he "wanted".

Battle: Cordero was first admitted to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles in late March after he tested positive for the corona virus

Battle: Cordero was first admitted to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles in late March after he tested positive for the corona virus

However, she warned that "many things should be in a row" so that he could be a candidate for such a procedure.

A GoFundMe, launched by Amanda's friends in April, has already reached $ 593,573 to cover the medical costs that the fundraising site described as having been paid at the time.

She had also announced earlier this week that she was planning to refinance the couple's home in LA to pay the medical bills.

Before Nick got sick in March, the couple had recently moved from New York to Los Angeles for the Broadway actor to play in Rock of Ages Hollywood.

Big move: Before Nick got sick in March, the couple had recently moved from New York to Los Angeles so that the Broadway actor could play in Rock of Ages Hollywood. Amanda and one-year-old son Elvis on Instagram

Big move: Before Nick got sick in March, the couple had recently moved from New York to Los Angeles so that the Broadway actor could play in Rock of Ages Hollywood. Amanda and one-year-old son Elvis on Instagram