Herman Cain dies from coronavirus complications
Former Republican presidential candidate and business tycoon, Herman Cain, died Thursday from complications of the coronavirus. He was 74.
His death was announced on his website and Facebook page.
“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, and preparing for his reward,” the statement read.
Cain led Burger King and Godfather’s Pizza to major profits and then later served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In 2012, he became a Tea Party favorite and launched a bid for the White House. After suspending his presidential campaign, he went on to launch T.H.E. New Voice advocacy group which focused on tax reform and national security.
Vice President Mike Pence said that Cain was an indispensable voice for the Conservative movement.
“Karen and I were saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Herman Cain and we send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Herman was a success in business, an indispensable voice for the Conservative movement and he will be deeply missed,” Pence tweeted.
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott joined those paying tribute to Cain on Thursday calling him a good man.
“I am saddened to hear about the passing of Herman Cain; he was a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time,” Scott tweeted.
Cain was a cancer survivor after fighting stage four colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver in 2006. He defied the odds doctors placed on his survival and, after aggressive chemotherapy, went into remission.
The businessman and co-chairman of Black Voices for Trump was last seen in public at the president’s Tulsa, OK rally. He was admitted to the hospital on July 1 where he was receiving oxygen treatments as he battled coronavirus.
“Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer. We all prayed so hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home, but we really liked having him here with us, and we held out hope he’d have a full recovery,” the statement on Cain’s website added.
The tribute on Cain’s website ended with this simple sentence: “Rest well in His presence, Boss. We love you.”
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