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Tony-nominated Broadway star Nick Cordero dies at 41 after protracted battle with COVID-19

Nick Cordero, known for his work in Bullets Over Broadway, Rock of Ages, Waitress, and A Bronx Tale as well as television’s Blue Bloods, has died, more than 90 days after contracting the coronavirus. His wife, fitness trainer and dancer Amanda Kloots, tearfully announced the news on her Instagram, where she had been keeping fans updated on Cordero’s harrowing COVID-19 battle since he entered Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinal hospital in March. Cordero was 41 and had a 1-year-old son, Elvis.” data-reactid=”16″>Tony-nominated Broadway star Nick Cordero, known for his work in Bullets Over Broadway, Rock of Ages, Waitress, and A Bronx Tale as well as television’s Blue Bloods, has died, more than 90 days after contracting the coronavirus. His wife, fitness trainer and dancer Amanda Kloots, tearfully announced the news on her Instagram, where she had been keeping fans updated on Cordero’s harrowing COVID-19 battle since he entered Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinal hospital in March. Cordero was 41 and had a 1-year-old son, Elvis.

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She continued, “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 3 p.m. every day as the world sang Nick’s 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.”

One day after that optimistic Instagram post, Cordero fell ill. While he was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, he later tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai’s intensive care unit, where doctors decided to put him on a ventilator. Cordero then developed multiple complications from the virus, starting with an infection in his lung that caused his fever to spike and blood pressure to drop; Kloots reported via her Instagram Stories that he had sustained major lung damage that involved “holes in his lungs.” During his stay in the hospital, Cordero was put on an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine to support his heart and lungs and dialysis for his kidneys, and he underwent several surgeries, including the amputation of his right leg and the insertions of a tracheostomy tube and temporary pacemaker. Kloots maintained a positive outlook as she continued to document the many ups and downs of her husband’s rocky progress with emotional daily updates in her Instagram Stories. Just days before his death, it had been revealed that Cordero would need a double lung transplant.

latest coronavirus news and updates, follow along at https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus. According to experts, people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised continue to be the most at risk. If you have questions, please reference the CDC and WHO’s resource guides. ” data-reactid=”60″>For the latest coronavirus news and updates, follow along at https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus. According to experts, people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised continue to be the most at risk. If you have questions, please reference the CDC and WHO’s resource guides.