Broadway star Nick Cordero has passed away at the age of 41 from complications of COVID-19.

The wife of the Tony Award-nominated actor, fitness guru Amanda Kloots, confirmed the news in a statement shared to Instagram.

“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,” she wrote.

“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.”

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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. ⠀ 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. ⠀ ⠀ 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. ❤️

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Nick’s death comes four months after he was admitted to the intensive care unit with “pneumonia-like symptoms”. A test later revealed that he had contracted COVID-19.

His illness continued to worsen, resulting in him remaining in a medically-induced coma. The virus also caused issues with blood flow to the lower half of his body, resulting in doctors amputating his right leg.

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While Nick managed to test negative to the virus by late April, the long-term effects of COVID-19 prevented his full recovery.

Doctors reportedly told Amanda that her husband’s lungs were so damaged that they were similar to that of a lifelong smoker. In May, he regained consciousness and managed to respond to simple commands.

However, a week later, Nick’s recovery went “downhill”.

It was only reported a couple of days ago that he would require a double lung transplant to recover from the virus.

Nick leaves behind his wife Amanda and their one-year-old son, Elvis.

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