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Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

Herman Cain, a television host and former Republican presidential candidate, has died after contracting COVID-19, according to a statement on his website and Facebook page. Cain, 74, was diagnosed with the disease in late June and later hospitalized after attending a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally for President Donald Trump, where many attendees crowded close together without wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 30-07-2020 21:15 IST | Created: 30-07-2020 20:58 IST
Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis
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Herman Cain, a television host and former Republican presidential candidate, has died after contracting COVID-19, according to a statement on his website and Facebook page.

Cain, 74, was diagnosed with the disease in late June and later hospitalized after attending a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally for President Donald Trump, where many attendees crowded close together without wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. He spent most of July in an Atlanta-area hospital.

"We're heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord," the statement on his website said. Cain, who called himself an ABC man - "American Black Conservative" - had just started hosting a new show on Newsmax TV and hoped to play a role in the 2020 presidential election campaign, the statement said.

Cain started his career as a civilian employee for the U.S. Navy and worked for Pillsbury and Burger King before becoming chief executive of Godfather's Pizza. He made national headlines in 1994 when he sparred with then-President Bill Clinton about healthcare costs facing small business owners during a televised town hall meeting.

"Herman Cain embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit," White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said in a post on Twitter. "We will never forget his legacy of grace, patriotism, and faith." Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican Party, noted Cain's passing in a tweet, saying, "Please keep the entire Cain family in your prayers."


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