Tom Selleck shared beautiful words about Nick Cordero to his widow Amanda Kloots, which brought her to tears. The broadway and television star was 41 when he died of COVID-19 in July 2020.
Tom Selleck got Amanda Kloots to shed a tear during his chat with her on ABC's "The Talk," after sharing moving words about the time he spent working with her husband, Nick Cordero on "Blue Bloods."
Selleck caught Kloots by surprise during his interview on the show, saying he wanted to speak about the Tony Award nominee, who appeared on 3 episodes of the hit show.
Amanda Kloots, Nick Cordero and their son, Elvis at an event in New York in August 2019. | Photo: Getty Images.
Selleck praised Cordero's talent, which he said motivated the writers of the series to keep writing him back into more episodes of the show. That, Selleck said, was what validated an actor.
Speaking during a virtual interview from his home, Selleck added that Cordero was the kind of actor who the entire crew celebrated when he returned on set. A moved Kloots, fighting back the tears responded:
"That would mean the world to him."
On December 18, fans were treated to a tribute episode of "Blue Bloods" which chose to dedicate the episode in Cordero's honor. He had played the role of Victor Lugo.
Another tribute occurred earlier in September, when Broadway On-Demand, live-streamed a video of Cordero singing "One Of The Great Ones" from "A Bronx Tale." Cordero was joined by performers from around the world virtually, in a sing-a-long.
Zach Braff cautioned against the belief that only the elderly were at risk of losing their lives to the Coronavirus.
The actor endured several painful months battling COVID-19 in the hospital, with Kloots often sending him videos of their son, Elvis, who has 1 at the time.
He suffered mini-strokes and sepsis infections resulting in a leg amputation. He was later brought out of a medically-induced coma that had rendered him weak. He finally lost his battle on July 6, with Kloots writing in her Instagram caption:
"I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. God has another angel in heaven now."
News of Cordero's passing shocked both the broadway and television world. As a Broadway star, Cordero had captivated audiences in projects including the musical "Bullets Over Broadway," Rock of Ages," and "The Toxic Avenger."
His on-screen resume boasted several shows and feature films, including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and an apperance in the 2017 movie, "Going In Style," which starred Morgan Freeman and Michael Cain.
With an outpouring of tributes shared to comfort Kloots, Viola Davis commended her on her ability to fight as hard as she had loved her husband.
"Scrubs" actor Zach Braff described Cordero as the most compassionate person he had met. Braff also cautioned against the belief that only the elderly were at risk of losing their lives to the Coronavirus.