Zach Braff honors best friend Nick Cordero after his death, shares last text he ever got from him

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 18: Zach Braff and Nick Cordero attend Preview Of Rock of Ages Hollywood At The Bourbon Room on December 18, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Rock of Ages Hollywood)

(CNN) — Actor Zach Braff shared a touching tribute to his best friend and Broadway actor, Nick Cordero, who passed away Sunday morning.

Cordero, 41, had battled the coronavirus for 95 days before he passed.

Braff wrote in a post on Instagram:

“I have honestly never known a kinder person. But Covid doesn’t care about the purity of your soul, or the goodness in your heart. The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis. I promise the world they will never want for anything. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life. Rest In Peace. Rest in Power.

He also tweeted:

Condolences for Cordero poured in from around the world after his wife announced his death.

Amanda Kloots shared her husband’s progress on social media following his diagnosis, posting every improvement the actor showed and each complication he suffered, including an amputation and the possible need for a lung transplant.

But on Sunday she shared her ultimate loss. “God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth,” Kloots said in an Instagram post.

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted that the loss was “devastating.”

That sentiment was shared by actress Jenna Ushkowitz, who starred in the television show “Glee” and Broadway play “Waitress,” which Cordero also performed in.

Ushkowitz tweeted “devastated,” before sharing another tweet begging for people to wear masks to protect themselves and others.

“We are mourning a friend and a light in this world who shouldn’t be lost to this virus and didn’t deserve this. What can you do? WEAR A MASK,” Ushkowitz said in the tweet.

Academy Award winner Viola Davis shared her condolences on social media as well.

“My condolences to you Amanda who fought and loved so hard….so sorry for his little one. My heart is with you. May flights of angels….”

Phillipa Soo, who starred as Alexander Hamilton’s wife Eliza Schuyler in the Broadway hit Hamilton, shared the Go Fund Me for Cordero’s family and said the loss was “so devastating.”

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