Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with COVID-19

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died after a battle with COVID-19, according to posts on his Twitter account and on his website.

“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” wrote Dan Calabrese, the editor of Cain’s website.

“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,” he continued.

Cain, who also served as the co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, was hospitalized at the beginning of July after developing coronavirus symptoms.

He attended President Donald Trump’s controversial rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the end of June. Local health officials had called for the event’s cancellation out of fears it could become a “super-spreader” event, and the head of the Tulsa Health Department later acknowledged the rally and surrounding protests had likely contributed to a surge in cases in Tulsa.

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