KEY POINTS

  • Nick Cordero passed away at 41 after a months-long battle with the coronavirus
  • An outpouring of love and support for Cordero, his wife Amanda Kloots and their child flooded social media
  • Viola Davis and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among many others, sent their condolences to the grieving family   

Nick Cordero, 41, passed away on Sunday (July 5) after a long and painful battle with the coronavirus.

The Broadway star, whose resume includes “Rock of Ages” and “Waitress,” died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he fought COVID-19 and its complications for more than 90 days, People reported. He is survived by wife, Amanda Kloots, and child, Elvis Eduardo who will turn one year old on Wednesday, July 8.

"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," Kloots wrote on Instagram.

The widow, who called Cordero “a bright light,” said she remains heartbroken and in disbelief over her husband's passing. Kloots also said that Cordero was everyone’s pal and loved to help and listen to others.

Kloots went on to express her gratitude to all those who showered her and her family with support and love during Cordero’s bout with coronavirus and those who sang his song “Live Your Life.” She explained that she sang the last line to him, which goes, “They'll give you hell but don't you let them kill your light/Not without a fight/Live your life.”

On March 31, Kloots announced that Cordero had been having a hard time breathing because of pneumonia, prompting doctors to put him in the intensive care unit. A few days later, she said that he was  stable. Two tests showed he didn’t catch the coronavirus, but the third one came back positive.

After the announcement of Cordero’s death due to coronavirus complications, his co-workers in Broadway and other celebrities took to social media to send their condolences and share kind words about the Canadian actor.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the brains behind “Hamilton,” took to Twitter to send well-wishes to Cordero’s family. James Iglehart, meanwhile, described the Canadian actor as the “happiest dad” he knew.

Viola Davis also extended her condolences to Kloots and their child. Jesse Tyler Ferguson of “Modern Family,” who also starred in a Broadway production, also took the time to send his love to Cordero’s grieving family and to remind people to wear a mask.

Hilary Duff penned a lengthy message to Amanda via an Instagram post, revealing that Cordero’s coronavirus battle had been a constant topic in their household.

“I know you will keep smiling and carry your love for Nick and who he was throughout you and Elvis’ lifetime,” the actress wrote.

Amanda Kloots, Nick Cordero Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero attend the Beyond Yoga x Amanda Kloots Collaboration Launch Event on Aug. 27, 2019, in New York City. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Beyond Yoga