Los Angeles – Canadian born actor Nick Cordero has died after a 95-day battle against damage from Covid-19.
Cordero had a leg amputated and his lung capacity was severely impacted.
He was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles in March and was placed on a ventilator for a time.
His wife, Amanda Kloots told CBS news earlier that his lung capacity was reduced so much that a lung transplant would be needed.
He was on an ECMO machine which oxygenates blood outside the body.
According to a Facebook post the ECMO machine was taken off in April and Kloots was jubilant at the time. But the struggle was far from over.
Kloots posted on her instagram page that she sang to him don’t give up “without a fight.”
“God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning,” she wrote.
“He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.
“l am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him.
“Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk.
“He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday.
“To Nick’s extraordinary doctor, Dr. David Ng, you were my positive doctor! There are not many doctors like you. Kind, smart, compassionate, assertive and always eager to listen to my crazy ideas or call yet another doctor for me for a second opinion. You’re a diamond in the rough.”
“l cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love , support and help we’ve received these last 95 days. You have no idea how much you lifted my spirits at 3pm everyday as the world sang Nicks song, Live Your Life.
“We sang it to him today, holding his hands.”
I will love you forever and always my sweet man,” she wrote.
According to Kloots, Cordero was initially hospitalized in March at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Cordero, born in Hamilton, Ontario, spent some time on a ventilator. He suffered numerous complications and early on had to have his leg amputated.
He was 41.