Nick Cordero dies at the age of 41 from the serious consequences of the coronavirus: “The lungs are severely damaged. It seemed as if he had been a smoker for 50 years,” explains his wife. The Broadway actor had no previous medical problems.
Broadway show actor Nick Cordero died Sunday of complications from the coronavirus, after spending more than three months hospitalized in Los Angeles.
“My dear husband passed away this morning. His family surrounded him with love, singing, and praying as he gently left this land,” his wife, Amanda Kloots, wrote on social media just days after announcing that the actor had tested negative. of the coronavirus but with serious sequelae.
The treatment for Cordero, 41, nominated for a Tony Award, has been widely followed in the United States as he was a recognized figure on the Broadway circuit and had no previous medical problems, according to his family.
His wife Kloots said they do not know how the disease was spread. “We learned that because of COVID-19 Nick’s lungs are severely damaged. It looked like he had been a smoker for 50 years,” he said.
Cordero was the father of a one-year-old son named Elvis. “He was everyone’s friend, he loved listening, helping and especially talking. He was an incredible actor and musician. I will love you forever,” his wife published.
This week, his wife detailed in a televised interview that the actor would have needed a double lung transplant to recover from the disease, which caused him to be in a coma and had to have his leg amputated.
According to his testimony, the disease was so strong that doctors came to fear for his life on four previous occasions. Cordero was born in Canada and came to New York to work as a stage actor.