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The star was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, going on to attend Ryerson University in Toronto for 2 years before leaving to perform in the band Lovemethod.
The star made his stage debut back in 2012 in the title role in the off-Broadway production of The Toxic Avenger.
That same year Nick played the role of Dennis in the Broadway production of the popular show Rock of Ages.
Nick appeared in the musical Bullets Over Broadway in the role of Cheech.
And he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.
He went on to win the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Theater World Award for the role.
But he left Waitress to join the Broadway premiere of the musical A Bronx Tale, playing Sonny at the Longacre Theatre.
The couple tied the knot back in 2017 and now have an eleven-month-old son named Elvis together.
Nick was hospitalized on March 30th.
But it was later discovered that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Just 2 days after he tested positive, he was intubated and put in a medically induced coma.
On April 18, Nick had to have his leg amputated after suffering from blood clots as a result of one of the machines he was put on to save his life.
Shortly after, he had surgery to get a temporary pacemaker fitted.
His wife Amanda announced on May 12 that Nick had woken up from his 6-week coma but still had a long road of recovery ahead of him.
And she had been trying to remain optimistic throughout the whole thing.
She also started a social media campaign to spread positivity and awareness about the dangers of the virus.
“Please cheer and please pray for Nick today, and I know that this virus is not going to get him down,” she said.
“It’s not how his story ends, so just keep us in your thoughts and prayers today, thank you.”
He quickly began to deteriorate.
It became clear that his body was struggling to fight the virus.
But she tried to remain positive – praying for a miracle.
“I’ve been told a couple times that he won’t make it. I’ve been told to say goodbye. I’ve been told it would take a miracle. Well, I have faith,” she wrote in a recent Instagram caption.
“Faith that is small as a mustard seed sometimes, but that is all you need sometimes.”
And devastatingly, on July 5th, he succumbed to the illness.
He was just forty-one-years old.
“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,” she began the message.
“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, every day.”
“I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love, support, and help we’ve received these last 95 days. You have no idea how much you lifted my spirits at 3 pm every day as the world sang Nick’s song, Live Your Life.
“We sang it to him today, holding his hands. As I sang the last line to him, “they’ll give you hell but don’t you light them kill your light not without a fight. Live your life,” I smiled because he definitely put up a fight. I will love you forever and always my sweet man.”
The message was absolutely heartbreaking.
The news has left fellow celebrities and fans heartbroken.
Such a tragic loss.
He and Nick starred together in Bullets Over Broadway in 2014.
Zach has now shared the heartbreaking final text message he received from Nick.
“The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one-year-old son, Elvis,” Braff shared of his late friend.
“I promise the world they will never want for anything. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life. Rest In Peace. Rest in Power,” he added.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to support his family.
The page started off with the goal of raising $400,000 but following his death, donations have shot up.
The page was set up by family friend Erin Silver and 3 others to support Amanda and their son, Elvis. An update posted on Sunday said: “We are heartbroken to update this account to a memorial.”
That, at the time of writing, the campaign has raised almost $1 million from over 18,000 donors.
You can donate to support Nick’s family here.
Rest in Peace, Nick.