Amanda Kloots, the wife of the late Broadway actor Nick Cordero, opened up on Instagram a month after her husband’s death. Kloots admits that it has been understandably difficult coping with Cordero’s death and was emotional in a series of Instagram story posts.
“I’ve literally felt like I can’t even function,” she admitted. She said that at times she is “in a fog” and feels like she doesn’t know what she’s doing or saying. “Thank God for my brother and sister-in-law because they’ve rescued me and Elvis a lot,” she said.
She shared it was “beyond surreal and horrible” when she picked up the ashes of her late husband. However, there was a sense of light and optimism in Kloots. “A good friend of mine said some beautiful advice: ‘look at it as you have him with you now,'” said Kloots, “which is really a nice way of looking at it.” She went on to give tips to fans and others on what they can do to help friends and family when they are grieving.
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“Even people who just drop a text saying, ‘thinking of you’ or ‘love you’ or ‘you’re not alone’ could be helpful,” she said.
Last week she posted a photo of her and Cordero to mark the one-month anniversary of his death. “Dear Nick, it’s been one month since you’ve been gone,” she wrote. “I wish I could say it has got easier, but with each passing day I miss you more and more. I wish I could see you, hold you, kiss you, talk to you, hear your voice, get a hug, see you with Elvis. Your huge presence in our lives is missed every second of every day. I love you forever and always.”
She also posted a photo of her son Elvis with the caption, “He’s got his dad’s swagger.”
Cordero died in July after complications with COVID-19. The actor received a Tony nomination for his role in Bullets Over Broadway and appeared in productions of Waitress, A Bronx Tale and Rock of Ages. He also appeared as Victor Lugo in the CBS drama Blue Bloods and appeared in the Zach Braff-directed Going in Style. Kloots chronicled his medical journey on social media.