Amanda Kloots Shares Candid Videos of Late Husband Nick Cordero on 4th Anniversary of His Death

Amanda Kloots paid a poignant tribute to her late husband, Nick Cordero, on the fourth anniversary of his death

Cordero, a renowned Broadway actor, passed away on July, 5, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. He was 41. Kloots shared a touching video to Instagram set to Sting’s “Every Breath You Take,” featuring cherished moments of the couple and scenes of Cordero with their son, Elvis Eduardo, now five, as a baby.

Kloots accompanied the video with an emotional message, writing, “Missing Nick Cordero today on the four year anniversary of his death. Whenever I put a post like this together it really hits me how much loss cuts into you in ways you might never heal from. However, in going through all the pictures, as hard as it might be, I get to relive all our stories.”

The 42-year-old co-host of The Talk remembered Cordero as a vibrant and joyful person, writing, “Nick was so funny, happy, full of life and love, so talented and one of the biggest dreamers I knew. Take the photos and record life. Save them, they’ve saved me through this.”

Kloots then asked her followers for a heartfelt favor. “I truly believe we don’t fully die if people keep saying our name and keep telling our stories. If you knew Nick or even if you followed his battle and remember dancing and singing with me everyday – post a picture of him on your feed or stories today and let’s celebrate his life!” she wrote. “Let’s lift him up! Tell a story about him or why you were inspired by him. It would help me so much today to read every single one. I’ll repost them all!”

Kloots shared that her grief over the past four years has profoundly transformed her, stating, “Grief has changed every part of me. I’ve become a new person in every way. It changed how I love, how I look, how I feel, how I walk, how I think, how I raise my son, how I work. It has taught me a lot about anxiety, depression, fear and stress. It made me weaker and stronger at the same time and more honest, vulnerable and fearless in living my life.”

Kloots also expressed gratitude for the love she and Cordero shared, writing, “I learned how lucky I was to have someone in my life that loved me completely and I him. That’s rare, which I’ve also learned. Grief has been by far the worst thing that has ever happened to me, yet the most eye awakening. In the spirit of my late husband, he said it best, it taught me to LIVE. To live my life. I miss you every single day. I’ll forever love you.”

She concluded her heartfelt tribute with, “Nick Cordero 9/17/78 – 7/5/20 🕊️.”

Amanda Kloots and Nick CorderoWalter McBride/WireImage

Last month, Kloots was a guest on SoFi’s Richer Lives podcast and discussed the “financial magnitude” of Cordero’s extensive medical treatments.

“Nick was in the hospital for 95 days, his whole body was being run by machines,” Kloots recalled of the traumatic time. “The ventilator alone was — and I think I might be under-quoting it — $3,000 a day. Just the ventilator alone, on top of the 20 other machines that were running his body.”

“When I heard that, I immediately was like, ‘What am I going to do?” Kloots added. “So you can imagine what the total bill was.”

Amanda Kloots and Nick CorderoAmanda Kloots/Instagram

“I never thought I was going to lose my husband. Until the day he passed away, I really thought he was going to make it,” Kloots continued. “So I don’t think the financial magnitude really, really hit me until he passed away, and calls were coming in — unfortunately death is a business.”

According to Kloots, “My medical bill for Nick came almost a year and a half later. I got a huge medical bill.”

The bill left her reeling to figure out how to cover the costs of the procedures. As Kloots explained, she and her late husband never really sat down and figured out the specifics of what they would do if anything happened to either of them.

“Because you think you’re invincible. You’re in your 40s. You’re like, ‘Nothing’s gonna happen to us. We’re fine. We’ve got time,'” she said. “We had just bought our first home… We were just starting our lives.”

In April 2023, ET spoke with Kloots about her connection to her late husband and she said she receives messages from him in her dreams.

“I’ve only had three dreams of Nick since he passed, but they’ve been the most beautiful, wonderful, heartwarming dreams that, when I wake up, I feel like they really happened,” she said at the time. 

Every time, Kloots has gotten a message. “He always tells me in the dream that he’s right beside me all the time,” she shared.


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