Former presidential candidate and Georgia resident Herman Cain, who was hospitalized earlier this month with COVID-19, has died from the virus. He was 74 years old.
Cain’s death was confirmed by his spokesman Dan Calabrese Thursday morning.
“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,” Calabrese said in a post on Cain’s website.
Cain attended President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa where several of Trump’s campaign staff later tested positive for the virus.
According to Calabrese, there were positive indicators from doctors about Cain’s condition five days ago, which staffers shared on social media. However, he said Cain’s loved ones were concerned because “he never quite seemed to get to the point where the doctors could advance him to the recovery phase.”
Photo: NEW ORLEANS, LA – JUNE 17: Presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans in New Orleans, LA.@oranhall / depositphotos.com