Broadway actor Nick Cordero died Sunday morning after contracting coronavirus earlier this year and spending weeks in an intensive care unit, his wife said.
“I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere,” his wife, Amanda Kloots, posted on Instagram. “My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him.”
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Cordero, 41, went to an emergency room with symptoms of the virus on March 30 and was placed on a ventilator two days later.
He had no known pre-existing conditions, Kloots has said, but he developed an infection that caused two mini-strokes and septic shock. Doctors at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles also placed the Tony-nominated actor in a medically induced coma and amputated his right leg.
Kloots told CBS last week that Cordero would likely need a double lung transplant to “live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live.”
In a note on Instagram Sunday, Kloots said she held Cordero’s hand and sang his favorite song, “Live Your Life.”
“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,” she said. “I will love you forever and always my sweet man.”
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Tim Stelloh is a reporter for NBC News, based in California.
Diana Dasrath is entertainment producer and senior reporter for NBC News covering all platforms.
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