Actor Nick Cordero passed away from complications from COVID-19 on Sunday, and with his death came an outpouring of support from across the web. Celebrities far and wide have followed the Broadway and television actor's struggle since his initial diagnosis, and the news of his passing has hit friends and colleagues hard.
Lin-Manuel Miranda was one of the first to react to the news, which seemed fitting considering he and Nick Cordero had similar paths in being Broadway actors whose careers spread to television. After a weekend where lots of people were talking about Miranda's performance in Hamilton, the actor's thoughts were redirected to thinking of Cordero.
Keeping the Hamilton trend alive, stage actress Phillipa Soo also had a message to spread in light of the news. Soo shared a fundraising page created back in April to help the Cordero family. Now, the funds will go to support his wife Amanda Kloots, and their young son Elvis.
With his ongoing battle with COVID-19 and its aftermath happening for the past three months, Nick Cordero's story was followed by many in Hollywood. For instance, Viola Davis offered her condolences for the actor and his family.
Other celebrities like Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson took an opportunity to talk about the tragic circumstances and how we can all ostensibly relate to Nick Cordero. As the nation continues to combat COVID-19, the actor stressed the importance of staying safe and doing all we can to prevent the spread of sickness.
Other prominent Broadway names mourned the loss of Nick Cordero, such as Tony award-winning actor James Monroe Iglehart. Iglehart mourned the loss of his friend Cordero, who had starred in productions like Bullets Over Broadway, Waitress, and A Bronx Tale.
News of Nick Cordero's passing came Sunday evening from his wife Amanda Kloots, who had been keeping the world abreast of his condition since the beginning. Cordero seemed to be well-loved around Hollywood, which only helped to spread the news of his condition as it continued to deteriorate. Below is a message from Zach Braff, Cordero's best friend and Bullets Over Broadway co-star, who took the family into his home prior to the diagnosis, as they were searching for a home in Los Angeles.
As condolences and stories continue to roll in from around the web, few have been as lengthy or as touching as one by Frankie Grande. The brother of pop star Ariana Grande, the former Big Brother contestant is also a Broadway performer who worked with Cordero, and he shared some of the ways that the veteran stage actor had helped him over the years.
Young or old, Hollywood or Broadway, it seems like many stars from all walks of life were impacted by Nick Cordero. His struggles and his death have touched the world in a meaningful way, and the stage and screen will be a little less bright without him.
CinemaBlend extends its condolences to the friends and family of Nick Cordero, and wishes them well during this troubling time.