Nick died on Sunday at age 41 after months battling COVID-19 complications. He was on a ventilator and battled a series of virus-related complications since he was hospitalized. He also had to have his leg amputated after issues with blood clotting. He was admitted to the hospital March 31st and was originally misdiagnosed with pneumonia.
The Tony-nominated Broadway star was in hit shows like Waitress and Bullets Over Broadway.
Amanda Kloots has continued to share her feelings and what she is going through with her fans and friends on social media.
She posted on Instagram “We had a small memorial yesterday with close family and friends. I said, “Nick would have wanted this to be a celebration. Let’s try to laugh, share great stories and sing for him and to his memory.” He would have loved it. It was beautiful and perfect. His spirit was definitely there.”
She added “We listened to the song, I’m Here, from The Color Purple. Nick and I saw this show on Broadway years ago and we left the theater in tears, speechless. As it was being played last night the lyrics in the second half of the song hit me hard.”
Kloots mentioned that she is scared of her new normal as she wrote “Truly, I am scared. Scared of my new normal, of the pain, the loss and being strong enough to get through it.”
“But, I know Nick is up above routing for me, believing in me and hoping for me. He wants me to LIVE this new life and he wants me to be the best version of myself for our son. I promised him in the hospital that I would try to do that. So, when I heard these lyrics yesterday I thought, “Ok. When I’m doubting if I can get through this, I’m playing this song. It will be my motto.”” She wrote further.
Kloots added that she “never thought” this moment would be part of her life, and that she’s going to take it “one day, one step at a time. “This is a long journey ahead and a down road I never thought I’d be on. No one can tell me how to do it, I have to do it. I may do things right, I may do them wrong. There isn’t a perfect way. One day, one step at a time. I have faith that God is leading the way and that Nick is our angel.” She wrote.