Almost $1million has been raised to support the family of Broadway star Nick Cordero, who passed away over the weekend following a long battle with Covid-19.
Cordero, who had moved to Los Angeles to star in a production of Rock of Ages, contrcted the the virus in late March.
Whilst at Cedars-Sinai hospital he suffered sepsis infections, mini-strokes and had his right leg amputated. In May, his wife revealed he had woken from a medically induced coma but remained extremely week.
The Tony nominated actor had appeared in Bullets over Broadway, Waitress, A Bronx Tale and The Toxic Avenger.
The GoFundMe was set up by Erin Silver, Aimee Song, and Jacey Duprie to help cover the Broadway star’s medical fees and support Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots and their son Elvis with the intention to raise $400,00. The crowdfunding campaign has now raised $944,225.
On Sunday the GoFundMe added a new message from Kloots, who said: “God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth. I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday.“