The beloved Broadway star Nick Cordero, whose battle with coronavirus captured a nation’s hearts, died Sunday, his wife reported. He was 41 years old. The “Waitress” actress had been in hospital for just over 90 days, most of it on a ventilator. He had suffered several complications, including numerous lung infections, sepsis and blood clots that required amputation of the leg. His lungs were so weakened that his friend, fitness teacher Amanda Kloots, had announced that he would most likely require a double transplant.
For him, Kloots had been an unremitting champion. He receives a temporary pacemaker in April, which, according to People, removing on Wednesday. Cordero and Kloots, 38, just move to Los Angeles so that, when he hospitalizes with what they think is pneumonia, he stars in “Rock of Ages.” He testes positive for coronavirus shortly afterwards, and his condition starts to worsen. At the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he treat since late March, he places on a ventilator.
He awoke and responsive after taking off the ventilator, Kloots said in one of her numerous daily updates. Kloots rallied for her husband, exhorting him to wake up and then regularly post updates. So, Kloots also holding out hope as early as last week – while she admits that she is with her moments to anchor Gayle King on “CBS This Morning.”
Kloots states she’s is at the end at least four times, but he’s bouncing back each time. The two meet as fellow castmates of “Bullets over Broadway” in 2014, for which Cordero receive a nomination for Tony. According to Playbill, he originates Earl’s part in “Waitress,” and then appears as mob boss Sonny in “A Bronx Tale: The Musical,” winning a Drama Desk Award. Kloots surviving Cordero, and their ten-month-old son, Elvis.