Broadway star Nick Cordero has died at the age of 41 after suffering coronavirus complications.
His wife, Amanda Kloots, made the announcement Sunday night on her Instagram. She said he died Sunday morning after battling COVID-19 for several months.
According to the Canton Repository, Kloots is a 2000 graduate of GlenOak High School.
The actor was known for his roles in “A Bronx Tale The Musical,” “Bullets Over Broadway” as well as other performances.
Cordero had been hospitalized in Los Angeles since late March, and already had to have his leg amputated due to complications from the virus. His wife was saying this week that he would likely need double lung transplant.
The Tony-nominated actor was COVID-negative and no longer in a coma, but the coronavirus had caused a lot of damage.
"I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere," Kloots said in the Instagram post. "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."
Cordero appeared in a number of Broadway shows including a role in the 2014 adaptation of Woody Allen's 1994 film “Bullets Over Broadway," for which he received a Tony nomination for best featured actor in a musical. He also starred in “Rock of Ages.”
On the small screen, he appeared in several episodes of “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” as well as “Lilyhammer,” and he had a role in the film “Going in Style.”
Kloots had told CBS This Morning the "ultimate goal" would be for Cordero to get a double lung transplant, but that "a lot of things would have to line up" for him to be a candidate.
Describing the situation, Kloots had called it "the vicious circle or the ICU dance."
"You just feel like you're in this momentum of going around, around, around like a hamster wheel. And I just want to get us out of the hamster wheel," she said then.
Kloots had been sharing pictures of the couple and their one-year-old son Elvis, providing updates and thanking healthcare workers.
Celebrities have been mourning the passing of Cordero on social media.
'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted, "Devastating. What a loss, what a light. Whole heart with Amanda and his family tonight."
Cordero's close friend Zach Braff added on Instagram, "I have honestly never known a kinder person. But Covid doesn’t care about the purity of your soul, or the goodness in your heart," Braff said. "The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis. 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."