Nick Cordero, widely recognised for his on-screen portrayal of resilient characters on Broadway, passed away at 41. He had been hospitalized for three months after contracting the coronavirus.The Broadway actor’s battle with the coronavirus was narrated closely by many as his wife took to social media to depict his experience.
Led by Constantine Maroulis and Steven Van Zandt. “We sang it to him today, holding his hands,” Ms. Kloots said in her Instagram post announcing his death. She said that as she sang the words “They’ll give you hell but don’t you let them kill your light/Not without a fight” from the song’s final verse, “I smiled because he definitely put up a fight. I will love you forever and always my sweet man.”
The actor Zach Braff, in whose guesthouse Ms. Kloots has been living with her family while Mr. Cordero was hospitalized,said on Twitter: “I have never met a kinder human being. Don’t believe that Covid only claims the elderly and infirm.” Mr. Braff, Mr. Cordero’s co-star in “Bullets Over Broadway,” added, “I am so grateful for the time we had.”
Ms. Kloots’s regular updates on Instagram, intertwined with short visuals from his well-wishers, periodically comprised encouraging news. On April 24, Ms. Kloots stated that Mr. Cordero had two Covid-19 tests which turned out to be negative. “We think the virus is out of his system, and now we’re just dealing with recovery and getting his body back from all the repercussions of the virus,” she said. And on May 12, she said he had regained consciousness after a long medically induced coma.
But his efforts to continue battling with lung infection remained constant, and by May 20 she informed her followers that “unfortunately things are going a little downhill at the moment” and asked to pray for him .In recent weeks, he had been able to respond to some communication with his eyes but remained immobile, according to his wife.
ImageZach Braff, left, and Mr. Cordero in the musical adaptation of “Bullets Over Broadway” in 2014. Mr. Cordero was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance.Credit…Sara Krulwich/The New York TimesNicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero was born on Sept. 17, 1978, in Hamilton, Ontario. His parents were both teachers — his father, Eduardo, was originally from Costa Rica, and his mother, Lesley, from Ontario.
Adrama kidwho performed quite often as an adolescent in shows at school and local theaters, he attended Ryerson University in Toronto to study acting but dropped out to join a band called Love Method. His professional on-screen pursuits began with “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” in Toronto, followed by a two-year session working on cruise ships.