Nick Cordero's wife thanks family and shares video of 'hardest time' in her life

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·4-min read

Nick Cordero's heartbroken wife, Amanda Kloots, has shared a video of the last 95 days as the Broadway star fought for his life in hospital.

Nick, who appeared in shows including Rock of Ages and Waitress, passed away on Sunday following a long battle with coronavirus-related complications.

Nick Cordero and wife Amanda Kloots
Nick Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots has thanked her family and shared a video of the "hardest time" in her life. Photo: Instagram/Nick Cordero

Amanda took to Instagram to announce the tragic news and later shared a video made by her sister, which documented his 95-day fight.

"How do you get through the hardest time in your life? Family,” she wrote.

"I woke up to this video my sister made for me. She titled it, ‘The Silver Linings’. I have always been lucky to have a family that loves to be together and to support each other.

"I’m even luckier to have Nick's family and extended family that are the same. This video captures these last 95 days. The love, the exhaustion, the bonds, the smiles, the song, the exercise, the hard work, the care, support and most of all love.

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"They did all of this for Nick, Elvis and I - selfless time from their lives to be with us. In times of trauma, look for the silver linings. Spend time with family. Smile through the tears. Have faith when things seem impossible. Love one another."

In the video, Amanda's siblings Todd and Anna, amongst other members of her family, are by her side throughout Nick's sickness, supporting her through the extremely difficult journey.

In May, Amanda shared an appreciation post about her siblings, writing: "My rocks. I’m so lucky to have my sister and brother with me through this. They have kept me sane, happy, hugged, fed and loved."

After initially being diagnosed with pneumonia, Nick was later confirmed to be suffering from coronavirus after initially testing negative for the virus twice.

Amanda's siblings Anna and Todd were by her side supporting her while Nick fought in hospital. Photo: Instagram/Amanda Kloots
Amanda's siblings Anna and Todd were by her side supporting her while Nick fought in hospital. Photo: Instagram/Amanda Kloots

Due to the coronavirus safety guidelines and visitor restrictions at the hospital, Amanda was unable to be by his side.

After being admitted to the hospital, Nick was placed on a ventilator. Speaking with Buzzfeed earlier this year, Amanda said: "He said, 'I love you, they have decided to put me on a ventilator with a breathing tube and I’m gonna go unconscious and I don’t know when I’ll wake up, and I don’t know when I’ll be able to talk to you again.'"

He later had his right leg amputated after suffering from blood clots and had a temporary pacemaker installed after he began experiencing irregular heartbeats.

A lung infection then spread into his bloodstream, causing septic shock. Nick also suffered a number of other issues with his lungs and endured a number of other complications including two small strokes.

Scrubs star Zach Braff, who was good friends with the actor, took to Instagram to share his heartbreak, writing: "Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his wife and mother by his side. I have honestly never known a kinder person. But Covid doesn’t care about the purity of your soul, or the goodness in your heart.

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"The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis. I promise the world they will never want for anything. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life. Rest In Peace. Rest in Power."

Nick and Amanda were married in 2017 and had recently relocated to Los Angeles from New York so the Broadway star could work on Rock Of Ages Hollywood.

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