Gone too soon: Celebrities who died in 2020
McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of "American Idol," died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Scottish actor Sean Connery, best known for his role as secret agent James Bond, died Oct. 31 at the age of 90. Eddie Van HalenFILE - David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on Aug. 13, 2015, in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
The late Nick Cordero to have an album released in his honor
Nick Cordero, the Broadway actor who spent more than 90 days in a hospital fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus, will have an album released posthumously. Broadway Records said Wednesday it will release “Nick Cordero: Live Your Life” on Sept. 17 — what would have been his 42nd birthday. Cordero's album is named after one of his songs and captures his cabaret performance in April 2019 at the Broadway supper club Feinstein’s/54 Below. Cordero was in many stage productions, including “Bullets Over Broadway” in New York, which earned him a Tony Award nomination. His wife, dancer and personal trainer Amanda Kloots, said she’d never seen Cordero work so hard on something as his cabaret show.
Zach Braff Discusses Nick Cordero’s ‘Tragic’ Final Days Before His Death Following COVID-19 Battle
Zach Braff is reflecting on Nick Cordero's final days before his death. You can’t be by their side, you can’t hug them, you can’t kiss them, you can’t cheer them on," Braff reflected. "There's so many people that love Amanda and Elvis, and we're all going to be doing our part to help give this child an extraordinary life," Braff said. For more on Cordero's life and bond with his wife, see the video below. RELATED CONTENT:Zach Braff Says Nick Cordero Asked Him to Look After His Wife and Son in Final Text MessageNick Cordero's Wife Reveals What She’ll Miss Most About HimNick Cordero's GoFundMe Page Raises Almost $1 Million After His DeathAmanda Kloots Sings Final Tribute Honoring Late Husband Nick Cordero
Nick Cordero's GoFundMe Campaign Raises Almost $1 Million Following His Death From COVID-19 Complications
The outpouring of love for Nick Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, and their 1-year-old son, Elvis, has been extraordinary. Following the Broadway star's death on Sunday, a GoFundMe campaign set up to support his family has raised nearly $1 million. Originally set up in April, as Cordero was in a medically induced coma battling complications stemming from COVID-19, the GoFundMe campaign originally had a goal of $400,000. "God has another angel in heaven now," Kloots wrote. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband," Kloots' message continued.
Nick Corderos Wife Shares Moving Look Back at Their Five-Year Romance After His Death
Nick Cordero is gone, but certainly not forgotten. Kloots and Cordero have been together since 2015 and the personal trainer's sister, Anna Kloots, put together a video to help her sister cherish their time together. "Nick always said we were completely different people that normally would never be together," Kloots wrote. "The moving six-minute video features photos and clips of the couple "from day 1" as they dance, sing, and welcome their son, Elvis. RELATED CONTENT:Amanda Kloots Sings Final Tribute Honoring Late Husband Nick CorderoNick Cordero's Wife Reflects on the 'Hardest Time' in Her LifeZach Braff Says Nick Cordero Asked Him to Take Care of His Wife and Son in Final Text Message
Nick Cordero Dead at 41: Friends, Fans and Fellow Broadway Stars Pay Tribute
Friends and fans are paying tribute to Nick Cordero after the Broadway star died on Sunday after a long battle with COVID-19 that left him hospitalized for over three months. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life. "RIP Nick Cordero!" https://t.co/GvGAuRaTGV — Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) July 6, 2020my 💔 is broken over the loss of my friend Nick Cordero. Wear a fucking mask https://t.co/gDmP9PEGSX — Lauren Ash (@lauren_ash) July 6, 2020I love Nick Cordero.
Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications
FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after-party for the opening night of "Bullets Over Broadway" in New York. Tony Award-nominated actor Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as Waitress, A Bronx Tale and Bullets Over Broadway, has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications
FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after-party for the opening night of "Bullets Over Broadway" in New York. Tony Award-nominated actor Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as Waitress, A Bronx Tale and Bullets Over Broadway, has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. Cordero died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.
Nick Cordero, Broadway Actor, Dead at 41 After Coronavirus Battle
Nick Cordero, celebrated Broadway star, died on Sunday following a lengthy hospitalization and numerous health complications due to COVID-19. Kloots shared another update on April 10, asking for her friends and fans' continued support. "We had really great progress and then yesterday I got a phone call saying that he had an infection in his lungs," Kloots shared. On June 3, Kloots shared that the doctors had instructed her to say her goodbyes to Cordero. Later that month, Kloots shared heartbreaking posts about Kloots missing their sons first birthday, and his first steps.
Machine Gun Kelly Mourns the Death of His Dad In Heartbreaking Post
The singer shared the heartbreaking news on his Instagram on Sunday. Kelly began by sharing how he had planned to celebrate the one year anniversary of his fourth studio album, Hotel Diablo, but then his father "took his last breath." "But my father took his last breath this morning, and ive never felt a pain this deep in my life. The sad news comes following the death of Broadway star Nick Cordero who died from COVID-19 complications. RELATED CONTENT:Nick Cordero Dead at 41: Friends, Fans and Fellow Broadway Stars Pay TributeNick Cordero, Broadway Star, Dead of Complications From CoronavirusEarl Cameron, 'Doctor Who' and 'James Bond' Actor, Dead at 102
Zach Braff Says Nick Cordero Asked Him to Take Care of His Wife and Son in Final Text Message
As friends and fans pay tribute to Broadway star Nick Cordero -- who died on Sunday after a months-long battle with coronavirus -- Zach Braff is sharing one of Cordero's final requests. "Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his wife and mother by his side," Braff wrote on Instagram, sharing a black and white photo of Cordero and his wife, Amanda Kloots. "The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis," Braff shared of his late friend. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life. RELATED CONTENT:Nick Cordero, Broadway Actor, Dead at 41 After Coronavirus BattleNick Cordero Dead at 41: Friends, Fans and Fellow Broadway Stars ReactNick Cordero's Wife's Heartbroken That He's Missing Son's 1st Birthday
Nick Corderos Wife Amanda Kloots Couldnt Keep It Together During Hard Day in ICU With Him
Nick Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, isn't afraid to get real as the 41-year-old Broadway actor continues to fight for his life. "I had a hard day today," she wrote in a departure from her usual upbeat video messages. Noting that the past 89 days of watching her husband battle the disease have been "tough," Kloots added, "I broke today. Amanda Kloots/Instagram StoryAmanda Kloots/Instagram StoryAmanda Kloots/Instagram StoryAmanda Kloots/Instagram StoryCordero has had endless struggles battling the coronavirus. For more on Cordero's health battle, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Nick Corderos Wife Says Hes in a Vicious ICU Dance Circle'Nick Cordero's Wife Says He Was 'More Alert' During Father's Day VisitNick Cordero's Wife Holds His Hand in ICU
Nick Corderos Wife Amanda Kloots Says Hes in a Vicious ICU Dance Circle'
The 41-year-old Broadway star has been battling the coronavirus for almost 90 days now, and his wife, Amanda Kloots, took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday night to give fans an update on his health. And then visiting Nick," Amanda explained. "Nick is doing OK, it's just that he's in this vicious ICU dance circle where one thing goes right and then another thing goes wrong and that thing that was wrong goes right but then the thing that was right goes wrong. To me right now it's just like how do we get out of this vicious circle, this circle of the ICU?" For more on his journey, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Nick Cordero's Wife Says He Was 'More Alert' During Father's Day VisitNick Cordero's Wife Holds His Hand in ICUNick Cordero's Wife Says He's Lost 65 Lbs Since Entering the ICU
Amanda Kloots Says Husband Nick Cordero Was 'More Alert' During Father's Day Hospital Visit
Father's Day proved to be a special time for Nick Cordero, amid his ongoing health struggles. The actor's wife, Amanda Kloots, took to her Instagram stories to share a hopeful health update with fans. "I'm leaving my visit with Nick and he was having such a great day, actually," Kloots said in a video she recorded while sitting in her car outside the hospital. Kloots also commemorated Father's Day with a touching snapshot showing Cordero carrying their baby boy, Elvis, home from the hospital after he was born. It is a silver lining in all of this that we are all together and will celebrate Fathers Day for Nick with everyone," Kloots added.
Nick Cordero's Wife Holds His Hand in ICU as She Shares Inspirational Message
Amanda Kloots is not giving up hope and remaining positive when it comes to her husband Nick Cordero's battle with the coronavirus. Kloots Instagrammed a picture of her holding his hand, along with the lyrics to Andy Grammer's "Don't Give Up on Me." "And I will stay / I will stay with you / We'll make it to the other side / Like lovers do." On her Instagram Stories, Kloots shared some positive news, noting that Cordero's blood pressure has gone down after she previously asked for prayers. "He can answer yes or no questions with his eyes," Kloots shared.
Amanda Kloots Says Her 'Heart Breaks' Every Day for Husband Nick Cordero on His 75th Day in ICU
Amanda Kloots is sharing a message for fans about the importance of staying safe and healthy amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Kloots took to Instagram on "Day 75" of husband Nick Cordero's stay in the ICU due to complications from COVID-19, and reminded people to do what they can to avoid getting sick. Cordero has been fighting for his life since his hospitalization began and has been in a medically induced coma. I'll definitely be FaceTiming with Nick at some point," she said of celebrating Elvis' birthday. RELATED CONTENT:Nick Cordero's Wife Reveals She Was 'Told to Say Goodbye' to HimNick Cordero's Wife Amanda Kloots Says He's 'Doing Slightly Better' But Is 'Still Very Sick'Nick Cordero Suffered From 'New Lung Infection' But Is 'Getting Better,' Amanda Kloots SaysAmanda Kloots Tearfully Asks for Prayers as Nick Cordero's Health Goes 'Downhill'
Nick Corderos Wife Says Doctors 'Saw Some Success' With New Treatment
The 41-year-old Broadway star has been fighting the coronavirus in the ICU for nearly two months, and his wife, Amanda Kloots, revealed on Tuesday that doctors have seen "some success" with proning, or repositioning, him. Kloots went on to praise the doctors for their work, saying, "I feel very, very confident in what they are doing there and how they are helping Nick. And I feel really, really good about some of the progress that is hopefully coming our way." "So we are fighting, fighting, fighting every day." RELATED CONTENT:Nick Cordero's Wife Amanda Kloots Says He's 'Doing Slightly Better' But Is 'Still Very Sick'Nick Cordero Suffered From 'New Lung Infection' But Is 'Getting Better,' Amanda Kloots SaysNick Cordero's Wife Says He's 'On a Step Forward' in COVID-19 Fight
Andrea Bocelli Opens Up About His 'Swift and Full Recovery' From Coronavirus
Andrea Bocelli has beaten COVID-19, and is now opening up about his "swift and full recovery." The 61-year-old singer said in a statement given to ET on Tuesday that he decided not to reveal his diagnosis until now, "out of respect for those for whom contracting the virus has had more serious consequences." "We were fortunate enough to have a swift and full recovery by the end of March," the statement continued. Bocelli first revealed news of his coronavirus recovery to reporters at a hospital in Pisa, Italy, adding at the time that he was now giving plasma for research. RELATED CONTENT:NBA Legend Patrick Ewing Hospitalized With CoronavirusNick Cordero's Wife Says He's 'On a Step Forward' in COVID-19 FightAmerica Ferrera Admits She Had Anxiety About Giving Birth During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Nick Cordero Suffered From 'New Lung Infection' But Is 'Getting Better,' Amanda Kloots Says
Nick Cordero is making slow but steady progress towards his recovery. Kloots -- who recently broke down over Cordero going "downhill" in his fight to recover following complications from coronavirus -- said he had experienced new lung infection, but was "getting better" day by day. "It's been a tough week," Kloots confessed on Saturday. Day by day, hour by hour, he's getting better. RELATED CONTENT:Nick Cordero's Wife Says He's 'On a Step Forward' in COVID-19 FightAmanda Kloots Tearfully Asks for Prayers as Nick Cordero's Health Goes 'Downhill'Nick Cordero's Wife Amanda Kloots Celebrates a 'Small Win' Amid Husband's Coronavirus Fight
Nick Corderos Wife Says Hes Still Fighting Infection in Lungs as She Plans to Get COVID-19 Antibodies Test
While Nick Cordero has made significant progress in his battle against COVID-19, the Broadway star still has some obstacles to overcome on the road to recovery. His wife, Amanda Kloots, continued to update fans on Thursday in an Instagram Live session. The dancer and fitness instructor kicked things off with a jumprope routine before giving fans an update on her husband's condition. "He's doing well, mental status is really coming along, which is fantastic," the often-positive Kloots shared. And we don't know, but this antibodies test will be very interesting."
Broadway star Nick Cordero has leg amputation due to virus
NEW YORK – Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero has had his his right leg amputated after suffering complications from the coronavirus, his wife says. “We took him off blood thinners but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated today,” she said earlier Saturday. Cordero entered the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 31 and has been on a ventilator and unconscious after contracting COVID-19. Cordero played a mob soldier with a flair for the dramatic in 2014 in Broadway’s Woody Allen 1994 film adaptation of “Bullets Over Broadway," for which he received a Tony nomination for best featured actor in a musical. It has also claimed the life of Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally.