Herman Cain, former presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, died from coronavirus at age 74. Cain tested positive for Covid-19 on June 29 and was taken to the hospital by ambulance cause he could not breathe on July 1.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Cain “led an accomplished life — business titan, cancer survivor, and Republican presidential candidate.” McCarthy also said in a tweet “He will always be remembered for his love of country,”
It is unknown where Cain contracted the virus but he was pictured at an indoor rally not wearing a mask and as a cancer survivor at the age of 74 Cain was considered at an increased risk for coronavirus, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.
According to Hermancain.com
Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away. He’s entering the presence of the Savior he’s served as an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta for, and preparing for his reward.
Let me deal with some of the particulars of the last few weeks. We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight. He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle.
Herman was 74. Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer. We all prayed so hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home, but we really liked having him here with us, and we held out hope he’d have a full recovery.