Nick Cordero, a Broadway actor who had admirers across the world rallying for his recovery, has died after a battle with Covid-19, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.
“God has another angel in heaven now,” Kloots posted on her official Instagram account Sunday night. “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 has been regularly updating her social media accounts with news of her husband’s ups and downs as he battled the virus and complications, including an amputated leg. She said Cordero battled the disease for 95 days.
Born in Canada, Cordero grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, and eventually made his way to the Big Apple.
In 2014 he was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award his role in “Bullets Over Broadway,” a role that earned him a Theatre World Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.
Cordero originated the role of the husband, Earl, in the Broadway production of “Waitress,” as well as the role of Sonny in the musical version of Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale.”