An emotional Kloots went on Instagram Live Monday, one day after losing her husband, to thank the multitude of new worldwide fans who rallied by Cordero’s side. Throughout his COVID-19 battle, Kloots gathered virtually with fans and well-wishers at 3 p.m. PT every day to sing and dance to “Live Your Life” to cheer on Cordero’s recovery.
“3PM will forever remind me of Nick now,” Kloots wrote on her Instagram Story.
“Thank you so much for the past 95 days singing with me,” Kloots said Monday, while wiping away tears from under her sunglasses. “We played this song a lot in Nick’s room with him and we were singing to him. I kept telling him that he had the whole world singing his song, knowing who he was and what kind of an amazing person he was.”
Broadway star Nick Cordero diesat 41 after coronavirus struggle highlighted by wife Amanda Kloots
On Sunday, Kloots confirmed that her husband “was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.” On Monday, she added: “I don’t think he would have wanted anything else, so I think we gave him a good sendoff.”
Kloots said well-wishers on social media had lifted her family up on her darkest days.
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“There were days where I didn’t think I could get on this social media and sing but I always felt better after I did,” she admitted. “Singing and dancing – it’s an amazing way to have some therapy in your life.”
Kloots also said Cordero’s fans helped him achieve his lifelong goal.
“I showed (the videos) to him and I just wanted him to know that his dream of becoming a rock star happened,” Kloots said. “Sometimes your dreams happen and you don’t fully get to embrace them, but Nick’s dream… definitely happened and it was because of you guys.”
Following her Instagram Live video, Kloots shared intimate family videos with Cordero, including a video of the couple singing karaoke and playful footage of her husband dancing with their newborn son, Elvis, now 1.
Contributing: Brian Truitt