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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zach Braff & More Stars Mourn Nick Cordero’s Death After COVID-19 Battle


Tributes poured in from stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & more for Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero, who died at just 41-years-old after 90 days in hospital.

Nick Cordero has died at just 41 years old, following a lengthy battle with complications from the deadly COVID-19 virus. The news was sadly confirmed by his wife Amanda Kloots, 38, via Instagram on July 5, and tributes quickly began pouring in for the Tony Award nominee. Nick’s best friend and former Bullets Over Broadway co-star, Zach Braff, 45, was heartbroken by his death. “Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his mother and wife by his side. I can honesty tell you I have never met a kinder human being,” the Scrubs actor posted, including a photo of Amanda and Nick. “Don’t believe that Covid only claims the elderly and infirm. I am so grateful for the time we had. ‘We’ll catch up some other time’,” he added.

Zach BraffNick’s close friend Zach Braff paid tribute on Twitter. (Zach Braff/Twitter)

Broadway legend Lin-Manuel Miranda, 40, wrote, “Devastating. What a loss, what a light. Whole heart with Amanda and his family tonight,” including a re-tweet of the terrible news. Viola Davis, 54, posted an emotional tribute to both wife Amanda and Nick’s only child, 1-year-old son Elvis. “RIP Nick Cordero! My condolences to you Amanda who fought and loved so hard….so sorry for his little one,” the Tony Award winner said. “My heart is with you. May flights of angels…..,” the Help actress added, including heart and prayer emojis.

Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 44, mourned the actor as he urged his followers to wear masks.

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