Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has passed away due to COVID-19

Remembering Herman Cain

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the passing of Herman Cain:

“Our hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to Herman Cain. I was blessed to call him a friend. In his 74 years on earth, he lived the American dream to the fullest. A business pioneer whose advocacy of dramatic tax reform – nine-nine-nine – still resonates today, he will be remembered as a principled fighter whose leadership helped usher in a new era of conservative politics. A man of faith, he rests now with the Lord, having fought the good fight and finished the race. Heidi and I send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to his wife Gloria, his children Melanie and Vincent, and the entire Cain family as they grieve his loss. May he rest in peace.”

Original news post

ATLANTA (AP) – Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. He was 74. A post on Cain’s Twitter account on Thursday announced the death. Cain had been ill with the virus for several weeks. It’s not clear when or where he was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June. The former pizza company executive has been an outspoken backer of the president and was named by the campaign as a co-chair of Black Voices for Trump.
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Herman Cain is receiving treatment for coronavirus at an Atlanta hospital