Dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway honored the memory of Tony appointed actor Nick Cordero in the night on Sunday after confirming to his family that he died from complications caused by a coronavirus.
In March 2020, Cordero was hospitalized in the medical center cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles after testing positive. During his hospital stay, he underwent a leg amputation, was given a temporary pacemaker and was put into an artificial coma. He spent 90 days in intensive care and suffered from additional complications, such as infections of the lungs and septic shock. Wife Cordero Amanda Kloots, made the sad announcement on her account Instagram in the night on Sunday.
Took Sara barey, who wrote the music for the Broadway show “the waitress” in Instagram wrote: “he was the light. Kind and gentle. Talented and modest. Funny and friendly. Best laugh”.
Cordero appeared in the 2014 musical, “Bullets over Broadway” and received a Tony award nomination for best actor in a musical for his portrayal of Cheech. Zach Braff, who starred opposite Cordero said: “I honestly don’t know a kinder person. But Covid doesn’t care about the purity of your soul and kindness in your heart. The last thing he wrote me was to see his wife and year-old son, Elvis. I promise the world, they never want for anything. I feel so incredibly thankful that I have Nick Cordero to enter my life.”
Chazz Palminteri, who played Cheech in the movie version of the film wrote: “We lost one of the greats today. My friend Nick Cordero passed. Let’s all pray for him, Amanda & Elvis. RIP my friend.”
“Modern family” Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who appeared pleaded with followers to take seriously the pandemic. He wrote: “incredibly sad news. Please, we can do what we need to do in the country to fight this virus? He doesn’t care how healthy you are. He doesn’t care if you want to go to the island. She doesn’t care if you are tired of wearing a mask. Of the Board. He. In”.
Incredibly sad news. Please, we can do what we need to do in the country to fight this virus? He doesn’t care how healthy you are. He doesn’t care if you want to go to the island. She doesn’t care if you are tired of wearing a mask. Of the Board. He. V. https://t.co/sae9sLQYv1
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) 6 July 2020
“Miss Saigon” actor Jon Jon Briones likewise begged people to take things seriously. “Our theatre family lost someone COVID 19. @nickcordero1 fought long and hard, but it was just too much. I don’t know him and never met him, but he’s my brother. My family. He’s yours too, because we’re all in this together. Love and strength to his wonderful family.
Good luck and take care of each other. Take this virus seriously. Please. Peace, love and strength. Be good, be safe, be kind.”
Half-brother Frankie Grande Ariana Grande James, who appeared in “Rock of ages” – shared a photo with Cordero wrote: “My heart is broken over the loss of my friend Nick Cordero. as soon as I met him, I knew that God placed him in my life… he showed me love and leadership through kindness, strength in difficult times, a true appreciation of life no matter what was happening around him… he made me smile and laugh when I was down and was magical by. On stage, backstage, behind the scenes, Nick Cordero was one of the best people I ever had the chance to meet, work or just to call a friend. He was taken too soon. He deserved more time to be here with my family and more time to continue to share the gift of life with the world. But I know he will live on in me, for me will remain forever changed for someone who knew him. He will live in his beautiful wife @amandakloots and his beautiful son Elvis. He will live on in the smiles of every member of the audience, he did not touch with his magnificent voice and catching charm. He will live through his music”.
Actress Anika Noni rose who voiced the role of Tiana in disney’s “the Princess and the frog” in common, “you are the joy in harmonizing s. I’m so sad that it was your end. Your country is indebted to you”.
— Anika Noni Rose (@AnikaNoniRose) 6 July 2020
Viola Davis paid tribute to Cordero, like many others, sent condolences to his wife Amanda Kloots. Davis wrote about Twitter“My condolences to You Amanda, who fought and loved each other so much….so sorry for his little. My heart is with you. May flights of angels.”
Hamilton Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda called the loss of Cordero, “devastating.” Miranda took it Twitter exchange, “devastating. What a loss, what kind of light. With all my heart Amanda and his family today.”
Philip su, who had played Eliza in “Hamilton” reminded followers to donate to the GoFundMe that was set up in April on behalf of the Kloots. Su urged his followers to remember “Amanda, Nick, and Elvis” sharing a link to a donation page.
Constantine Maroulis, another album “Rock of ages”, wrote: “I looked at him. Not only because he was high, but for what he was. Great man. A lot of talent. A great friend. A great warrior. Beloved husband and father. The legend of our rock of the family age.”
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