Herman Cain, 2012 GOP presidential candidate and businessman, dies at age 74

Herman Cain, 2012 GOP presidential candidate and businessman, dies at age 74

Republican Presidential contender Herman Cain speaks to a luncheon at the National Press Club, October 31, 2011 in Washington, DC – WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 31 (Shutterstock)

By AOL

Herman Cain, a former business executive who ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has died at the age of 74.

His website confirmed the news Thursday morning.

Cain reportedly learned that he tested positive for COVID-19 on June 29. He was hospitalized two days later after developing “serious” symptoms, according to a statement shared on his Twitter account at the time.

His diagnosis came less than two weeks after he attended President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cain, who co-chaired Black Voices for Trump, tweeted a photo of himself without a mask at the event, which was attended by several thousand people.

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