Amanda Kloots pays tribute to her late husband Nick Cordero a year after his death.
The venerable Broadway artist fell ill with the coronavirus and died on July 5, 2020, at age 41, after spending more than 90 days in hospital following complications from the disease.
He suffered from several illnesses after his hospitalization, including mini-stroke, amputation of one of his legs, chest infections and more.
The last year may have passed for some, but for Kloots, who now shares 2-year-old Elvis Eduardo with Cordero, the year has been anything but smooth.
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“Today it hurts, there is no other way,” Kloots, 39, began in a touching tribute video dedicated to the “Waitress” and “Rock of Ages” star shared on Instagram . “A year ago you left us and became our angel in heaven. You were surrounded by so much love and Led Zeppelin was playing on Spotify – it was definitely your fault, not mine. happened was unthinkable, losing you was my biggest fear. I told you all the time, “Don’t you dare go anywhere. If I lost you, I don’t know what I would do. “
Kloots and Cordero met while working together on the musical “Bullets Over Broadway” in 2014 and Cordero won a Tony Award nomination for his performance.
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The video Kloots shared in memory of her husband showed the lively Cordero making silly faces as he bonded with their son as well as the couple kissing in front of a Christmas tree. It also included a number of personal photos of the couple during their “short time” together.
“There hasn’t been a day this year that you haven’t been missed, thought about and discussed,” continued the “Talk” co-host. “Thank you for being our guardian angel, for sending me signs, for being my DJ in Heaven. I know you’re only 2 inches away. We only had a few short years together but they were filled with so much love, laughter, adventure, dreams, change and growth. It was my ‘era Nick’ and I will have it forever. “
Former “Scrubs” Zach Braff also lamented the death of his friend shortly after Cordero’s passing in an episode of his “Fake Doctors, Fake Friends” podcast, explaining that Cordero’s body hadn’t all gone. simply not recovered after he no longer returned positive coronavirus tests.
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“It just deteriorated, deteriorated, deteriorated, to the point where they put it on a ventilator and then it never came back,” recalls the actor and director. “He kind of woke up a bit and there were some exciting times where they were like, ‘Nick, if you can hear us, look up,’ and he would, but he wouldn’t do it all. time. It was only occasionally. “
At the time, Braff also vowed to take care of Kloots and their child Elvis to move forward.
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“We are all going to do our part to give this child an amazing life,” he said. “I promise I will do this for the rest of my life and I want to make him proud.”
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