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Herman Cain, 74, dies after battle with coronavirus

Herman Cain passes away from coronavirus at the age of 74
Posted at 10:54 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 11:13:47-04

Business executive and former GOP candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus. He was 74.

The news of his passing was posted on his website by Dan Calabrese, as well as his verified Twitter account.

"Let me deal with some of the particulars of the last few weeks," Calabrese said in the post. "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."

On July 2, he was hospitalized in an Atlanta-area hospital. 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.

Contributing reporting by: Associated Press