According to a breaking news report form Newsmax, Herman Cain has died from complications due to coronavirus.
“Herman Cain — the maverick American business czar and Republican presidential candidate who campaigned for a sweeping tax reform plan called 9-9-9 — died Thursday morning after a monthlong battle with the coronavirus. He was 74,” the report reads.
“Cain, who recently joined Newsmax TV and was set to launch a weekly show, died in an Atlanta-area hospital where he had been critically ill for several weeks. He was admitted on July 1, two days after being diagnosed with COVID-19.”
Cain served as co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, and had attended Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June and didn’t wear a mask. Several others who attended, including some Trump campaign staffers, have also tested positive for the virus.
A statement posted to his website read that “our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away.”
“We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight,” the statement read. “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.”
“We didn’t release detailed updates on his condition to the public or to the media because neither his family nor we thought there was any reason for that,” the statement continued. “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. We were relieved to be told that, and passed on the news via Herman’s social media. And yet we also felt real concern about the fact that he never quite seemed to get to the point where the doctors could advance him to the recovery phase.”
Read more at Newsmax.
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