Family, friends, and fans are honoring Nick Cordero after the 41-year-old Tony-nominated actor passed away from coronavirus complications at age 41.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Nick’s GoFundMe, launched in mid-April to support his family with medical expenses, has raised nearly $1 million.
While referencing Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots, the page said when it launched, “Amanda is always one of the first to offer assistance to those in need. She brings kindness to people every day through her fitness training videos and social media following, so we are asking you to contribute to help her now!”
“Any support is appreciated. Amanda Nick and Elvis are a ray of light for so many — let’s support them in their time of need,” it added, making mention of the couple’s 1-year-old son, Elvis Eduardo.
Sunday on Instagram, Amanda revealed the heartbreaking news that Nick passed away at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles after being hospitalized for over 90 days.
“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,” Amanda wrote on her page.
“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 added.
On Tuesday, Amanda posted a touching video of Nick singing Billie Holiday’s “Ain’t Nobody’s Business.”
“Although Nick loved to sing rock & roll, I loved when he sang jazz. My baby could sing!” she wrote in the caption.
Throughout his career, Nick has appeared in Broadway productions such as “Rock of Ages,” “Waitress,” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” as well as television shows such as “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
He will be missed.