After a very long battle with the Covid-19 virus, Broadway actor Nick Cordero has succumbed to complications as a result of the virus on July 5 in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 41.
Cordero was first hospitalized with the virus in early March. Since his admittance he has been on a very rocky journey that included a leg amputation due to blood circulation issues, a medically induced coma, two months on a ventilator, numerous infection issues, and even a heart resuscitation. He tested negative twice in April but the virus had done its damage to his body. Cordero’s wife Amanda revealed that he would need a double lung transplant if he were to have an semblance of a normal life.
The Tony Award nominated actor has appeared in “Rock of Ages”, “Bullets Over Broadway”, “Waitress”, and “A Bronx Tale The Musical”. He originate the role of Cheech in “Bullets Over Broadway”, a role for which he won a “Theatre World” Award. The role also earned him Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations.
On the screen, he appeared in “Mob Town”, “Inside Game”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Blue Bloods”, “Going in Style”, “A Stand Up Guy”, “Lilyhammer”, “Don Juan”, “Apartments at 254”, and “Queer as Folk”.
He was born Nicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero on September 17, 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario. Before making his acting debut, Cordero was a part of the band Lovemethod. His Off-Broadway debut came in 2009 with the title role in the musical “The Toxic Avenger”.
Cordero is survived by his wife Amanda and their one year old son Elvis.