- Broadway star Nick Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots has expressed heartbreak as she announced the death of her husband at age 41
- The actor's wife said that he died from many complications of the coronavirus disease
- Amanda revealed that her husband was surrounded by family as he gently left the world
Broadway star Nick Cordero has died of the deadly coronavirus disease at the age of 41. The late actor's wife Amanda Kloots shared the sad news on her official Instagram page.
"My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth," she told her 438k followers.
Three months ago, the actor was hospitalised and diagnosed with pneumonia but it was later discovered that he had contracted the deadly coronavirus disease. A few days later in the ICU, the entertainer's leg was amputated.
As soon as it was established that the broadway star contracted the virus, his wife used her Instagram page to share updates about his condition. According to her, it was to let people know how serious and deadly the virus is.
In one of her posts, Amanda revealed that her husband had no pre-existing health conditions. She noted that they do not know how he got the virus.
"He went to the ER on March 30th and intubated on a ventilator on April 1. Since then has he has suffered an infection that caused his heart to stop, he needed resuscitation, he had two mini-strokes, went on ECMO, went on dialysis, needed surgery to remove an ECMO cannula that was restricting blood flow to his leg, a fasciotomy to relieve pressure on the leg, amputation of his right leg," she said.
Sharing more updates about how the virus dealt with her husband, the lovely woman urged people to stay at home and be safe.
She added that, "An MRI to further investigate brain damage, several bronchial sweeps to clear out his lungs, a septis infection causing septic shock, a fungus in his lungs, holes in his lungs, a tracheostomy, blood clots, low blood count and platelet levels, and a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart.
"He has spent 38 days now in the ICU. This disease does not only affect old people."
Unfortunately, the actor died 95 days later after his wife started sharing her updates. Amanda revealed that he was surrounded by his family as he gently left the world.
May his soul rest in peace and may his family always remember the good times they shared with this remarkable man.
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