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Viola Davis Joins Other Celebrities in Paying Tribute to Late Broadway Star Nick Cordero

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jul 06, 2020
10:21 A.M.

Actress Viola Davis joins a host of other celebrities as they pay their heartfelt tributes to late Broadway star Nick Cordero who passed away from COVID-19 complications.


The Broadway and Hollywood industry lost a gem in the person of Nick Cordero, and many of his colleagues have begun to feel the impact of his demise.

Actor Nick Cordero at 2017 Drama Desk Nominees reception at Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 10, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Actor Nick Cordero at 2017 Drama Desk Nominees reception at Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 10, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

After the news of his passing was shared by his wife Amanda Kloots on Instagram, many celebrities took to their social media platforms to pay tribute to the Canadian actor.

[Nick Cordero] reportedly passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday morning after about three months battling [COVID-19].


Among them was “How To Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis, who shared her condolence message on Twitter. The iconic actress empathized with Cordero’s widow and the little son he left behind, writing, “my heart is with you, May flights of angels.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar also had some touching words to say about the late actor. Alongside a black-and-white image of Cordero and his lovely family, she wrote about the piercing reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected Kloots. In her words:

“Nick leaves behind a beautiful wife and the most precious son, who just celebrated his first birthday without his father. Amanda, because of this horrible disease, we can’t even hug you.”


Gellar concluded her post, letting the widow know that she has her undying support “in ANY and EVERY way possible” and praised her for being an inspiration.

Broadway star Bernadette Peters kept her tribute simple. At the same time, Michael J. Moritz Jr. described Nick as “a wonderful friend and musical partner” before urging fans to donate to the family’s GoFundMe account to support Amanda.


Holly Robinson Peete described Nick’s death as “crushing” as she followed his health battles from the beginning and watched “Amanda rally with so much positivity.”

The Hollywood Reporter noted that comedian Josh Gad said that his heart is broken as he mounts Nick and sends his “sincerest love and prayers” to Amanda.

Korean star Daniel Dae Kim sent his condolences to Amanda while highlighting how Nick’s demise alongside the economic impact of COVID-19 on the Broadway community.


People Magazine reports that other celebrities such as Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bradley Whitford, Susan Kelechi Watford, Hilary Duff, amongst others, also paid their tributes.


According to Deadline, Cordero passed away at the age of 41 after suffering complications from COVID-19. He reportedly passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday morning after about three months battling the virus.

His wife of three years documented his battle with the disease for 95 days before his eventual demise. Our prayers are with the Cordero family and his loved ones.

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