On Sunday, fitness instructor Amanda Kloots lost her husband, Nick Cordero. A day after his passing, Kloots took to social media to mourn his death and honor his life.
Kloots, 38, paid an emotional tribute to her late husband, Cordero, 41, on Monday. The Broadway star died after battling the novel coronavirus disease for more than two months.
Taking to Instagram Live, his wife thanked his fans for making it possible for him to be a rock star. She went on to confess to having days when she didn’t feel like going on social media to sing for Cordero’s recovery.
SINGING FOR CORDERO
Kloots and her husband’s fans would come together in the mornings to sing for the actor’s healing and celebrate his life. The instructor admitted that when she forced herself to perform; she felt much better afterward.
Cordero’s wife hosted online sing-a-long meetings to his 2018 track, “Live Your Life.” The sessions ended up earning the hashtag, “WakeUpNick.”
KLOOTS’S LAST SING-A-LONG
The fitness instructor praised singing and dancing for their positive and therapeutic effects on people. Kloots confessed: "I'll Miss Him Every Day of My Life," before hosting one last sing-a-long after her tearful message.
She and other family members sang to Cordero on his deathbed. Cordero suffered a number of medical setbacks while fighting for his life at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
NICK’S VARIOUS HEALTH COMPLICATIONS
The “Waitress” actor suffered complications that led to his right leg being amputated. He also struggled with lung and respiratory issues during his hospital stay.
WHEN DID HE BECOME ILL
At one point he was put into a medically induced coma. The star became ill on March 20, 2020, according to his wife who kept his fans clued up with frequent social media updates.
On April 1, 2020, the Ohio native revealed that doctors believed her husband had contracted COVID-19. He was initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia.
WHEN DID THEY GET MARRIED
The “Bullets Over Broadway” star and his wife got married in September 2017. Their son and only child, Elvis, was born nearly two years later.
Ariel Hoffman, a fitness instructor, shared Kloots’ live video on her own Instagram account.