Amanda Kloots says picking up Nick Cordero's ashes was "beyond surreal and horrible"
The 41-year-old Broadway actor - who spent more than 90 days in hospital after contracting Covid-19 - passed away last month after suffering with complications from the virus and his wife Amanda opened up about how difficult it was to collect his ashes
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She explained in an Instagram update: "It was beyond surreal and horrible. But they're in my possession and a good friend of mine said some beautiful advice: 'look at it as you have him with you now'. Which is really a nice way of looking at it, which is true."
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Amanda, 38, who has son Elvis with Nick, also admitted that she is finding it hard to deal with her husband's death.
She said: "I've literally felt like I can't even function. Where I'm just kind of in a fog and I don't even know what I'm doing or what I'm saying. God for my brother and sister-in-law because they've rescued me and Elvis a lot."
Meanwhile, Amanda recently marked the one-month anniversary of Nick's death with a message to him, which she shared on Instagram.
She wrote: "Dear Nick, it's been one month since you've been gone. 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 ."
Nick - who lost 60lbs, developed pneumonia and suffered such damage to his lungs from Covid-19 that he would have needed a double-lung transplant - was best known for his work in 'Bullets Over Broadway', 'Waitress' and 'A Bronx Tale the Musical'.