Broadway and TV actor Nick Cordero, who spent months in intensive care being treated for the coronavirus and lost his leg from complications has died, his wife said.

Amanda Kloots, the 41-year-old Canadian actor's wife, wrote on Instagram.

"My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth,"

"I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him."

"Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday," she added, referring to the couple's one-year-old son.

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Ms Kloots had documented her husband's struggle with the coronavirus on social media. She said he had battled the disease for 95 days.

After nearly three weeks in intensive care, Mr Cordero's doctors were forced to amputate his right leg because his blood flow had been impeded by a clot, another dangerous coronavirus complication.

He had been comatose for months but regained consciousness in early May, able to move and communicate through only his eyes.

According to Ms Kloots, he had lost 29kg (65lbs) from muscle atrophy and was still unable to move or talk by mid-June.

He had been awaiting a double lung transplant when he died.

Mr Cordero was known for his roles in the musicals 'Waitress', 'A Bronx Tale' and 'Bullets Over Broadway', for which he was nominated for a Tony award.

He had amassed fans worldwide through his wife's chronicling of his battle with the coronavirus.

Actor Zach Braff, who was a close friend to Mr Cordero paid tribute on Instagram writing: "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."

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Fellow Broadway stars have also paid tribute. Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted: "Devastating. What a loss, what a light. Whole heart with Amanda and his family tonight."

Steve Kazee, who won a Tony for his performance in Once said: "I never had the honor of meeting Nick Cordero. By all accounts that was a huge loss for me. Every person that I know who encountered this human was changed for the better and everyone that I knew that knew him I'm sure felt lucky to do so."