At a small memorial with close friends and family Amanda Kloots honored her late husband Nick Cordero. She said that the Broadway actor’s sad demise, after a fight with COVID-19, was in “spirit” when she took to Instagram on July 12. “We had a small memorial yesterday with close family and friends,” Amanda wrote a heartfelt note, displaying a picture with her son Elvis. “I said, “Nick would have wanted this to be a celebration. Let’s try to laugh, share great stories and sing for him and to his memory.” He would have loved it. It was beautiful and perfect. His spirit was definitely there.”
She told her half a million fans that they use to listen to the song “I’m Here,” which Cynthia Erivo sang in the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. “Nick and I saw this show on Broadway years ago and we left the theater in tears, speechless. As it was being played last night the lyrics in the second half of the song hit me hard,” she wrote. “Truly, I am scared. Scared of my new normal, of the pain, the loss and being strong enough to get through it. But, I know Nick is up above routing for me, believing in me and hoping for me. He wants me to LIVE this new life and he wants me to be the best version of myself for our son. I promised him in the hospital that I would try to do that,” she added.
Furthermore, Amanda opened up about her future path and admitted that she does not feel that there is a “perfect way” to cope with her new normal. “This is a long journey ahead and a down road I never thought I’d be on. No one can tell me how to do it, I have to do it. I may do things right, I may do them wrong. There isn’t a perfect way. One day, one step at a time. I have faith that God is leading the way and that Nick is our angel.”
The mom-of-one proved how powerful she was by posting encouraging daily videos that inspired her Instagram followers to pray and sing for the Broadway star as Nick battled the coronavirus over the past three months.
Nick passed away on the morning of 5 July, at the age of 41. In the post announcing his death, Amanda confirmed that “he was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.” Celebrities, including Nick’s close friend Zach Braff, 45, expressed quickly about how kind he was and how much they’re going to miss him after he made headlines about the tragedy.