Each week we’d get updates from Nick Cordero’s dedicated wife, Amanda Kloots, as she watched this dreaded Corona virus eat away at her husband. And now his fight is over. He was 41.
“God has another angel in heaven now,” she wrote on Instagram. “My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.”
Born in Ontario, Canada, Cordero moved to New York in 2008 and was cast in the rock musical “The Toxic Avenger” at George Street Playhouse in New Jersey, which later moved off-Broadway to New World Stages.
He went on to appear in “Rock of Ages,” and was Tony Award-nominated for his featured role as Cheech in the 2014 musical “Bullets Over Broadway.” He joined the cast of “Waitress” in 2016, and left to originate the role of Sonny in “A Bronx Tale The Musical” later that year.
The Broadway and music communities celebrated a man that many have worked with.
Steven Van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, recently told The Post that Cordero was “a good friend, wonderful guy and a fantastic actor.”
“A Bronx Tale” co-director Jerry Zaks praised Cordero’s magnetism and innate leadership.
“Nick was one of the leaders of my team on ‘Bronx Tale’,” Zaks told The Post in early May. “Everyone watches the leader, you know. When I was doing ‘Dolly,’ everyone was watching Bette [Midler] and David Hyde Pierce. When I say ‘watching,’ I mean taking their cue about how to conduct themselves in the rehearsal room.”
“Nick is the epitome of grace and decency and civility.”