Nick Cordero's GoFundMe Page Raises Almost $1 Million After His Death
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. Following his death, donations have increased exponentially, as have messages of condolences and support from fans who have given to the cause.
To date, the campaign has raised just over $976,000, with over 18,000 individual donors.
The page was set up by family friend Erin Silver and three others on behalf of Kloots and Cordero, and an update posted on Sunday explained, “We are heartbroken to update this account to a memorial.”
The page also included Kloots’ heartbreaking tribute to her husband, which she shared to Instagram shortly after he died.
“God has another angel in heaven now,” Kloots wrote. “My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.”
“I 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,” Kloots’ message continued. “Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday.”
Kloots had been sharing updates on Cordero’s health with her followers throughout his hospitalization, which began back in March when he was first diagnosed with COVID-19. Cordero fought the disease and resulting complications for 95 days in the ICU, during which he had multiple procedures, had his leg amputated, lost 65 pounds, and was on a ventilator.
Kloots and the couple’s son — who turned 1 last month — had been by his side throughout his battle.
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