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Herman Cain Dies at 74 from Complications of COVID-19

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Herman Cain FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital. That's according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
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Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential hopeful and prominent businessman, has died more than a month after he was hospitalized with COVID-19.

“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” Cain’s staff said on a message posted on social media.

“We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight,” a post on his website said Thursday. “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.”

The post said there were “hopeful indicators, including a mere five days ago when doctors told us they thought he would eventually recover, although it wouldn’t be quick.”

However, he “never quite seemed to get to the point where the doctors could advance him to the recovery phase.”