Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zach Braff, Viola Davis and More React to Nick Cordero's Tragic Death
Broadway stars and celebrities are mourning the death of Nick Cordero.
The Broadway actor passed away on Sunday, July 5th after complications of the novel coronavirus.
The actor was hospitalized for over 90 days at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he faced various difficulties that led to the amputation of one leg and several strokes. Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloot announced the unfortunate news on social media.
“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. I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help, and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday,” she wrote.
Kloots also thanked her husband's doctor for being positive. “To Nicks extraordinary doctor, Dr. David Ng, you were my positive doctor! There are not many doctors like you. Kind, smart, compassionate, assertive and always eager to listen to my crazy ideas or call yet another doctor for me for a second opinion. You’re a diamond in the rough,” she added.
To conclude, Kloot thanked everyone for the outpour of love and support that their family has received since Cordero was hospitalized. “I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love, support and help we’ve received these last 95 days. You have no idea how much you lifted my spirits at 3pm everyday as the world sang Nicks song, Live Your Life. We sang it to him today, holding his hands. As I sang the last line to him, “they’ll give you hell but don’t you light them kill your light not without a fight. Live your life,” I smiled because he definitely put up a fight. I will love you forever and always my sweet man.”
Cordero had a long theatrical career on Broadway in which he specialized in portraying strong and tough men. His most remembered works were "Waitress", "A Bronx Tale" and "Bullets Over Broadway.
Broadway stars and celebrities are mourning Cordero’s death on social media.
Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted “Devastating. What a loss, what a light, Whole heart with Amanda and his big family tonight.
“Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his mother and wife by his side. I can honesty tell you I have never met a kinder human being. Don’t believe that Covid only claims the elderly and infirm. I am so grateful for the time we had,” wrote Zach Braff. ‘“We’ll catch up some other time,”’ he added.
Emmy and Tony award winning actress, Viola Davis, also expressed her condolences. “RIP Nick Cordero! My condolences to you Amanda who and loved so hard…so sorry for this little one. My heart is with you. May flights of angels…”
Ben Stiller, who recently lost his father, Jerry Stiller wrote “sending love and deep condolences to the family of Nick Cordero.”
Josh Gad, who plays Olaf in "Frozen", also expressed his pain, “My heart is broken. I feel ill. Along with the entire Broadway community and the entire world, I mourn the loss of the incredible Nick Cordero and send my sincerest love and prayers to @amandakloots, Elvis and entire family. RIP Nick.”