Businessman and former US presidential candidate Herman Cain has died at age 74 after battling coronavirus, according to a statement on his website. “Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord.”
You're never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God's strength and comfort to deal… #HermanCain https://t.co/BtOgoLVqKz
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 30, 2020
Cain was hospitalized in Atlanta with coronavirus symptoms on July 2nd and at that time was reportedly not on a ventilator. Cain had attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma ten days before he tested positive for the coronavirus. Cain had also survived stage four colon cancer but it had spread to his liver, further compromising his health. Cain graduated from Morehouse College in 1967 and climbed the ladder of corporate success with companies such has Coca Cola and Burger King before becoming CEO of Godfathers, one of the first African Americans to reach that level. He made the company profitable in 14 months. He ran for President in 2000 and 2004, but received a lot of attention in 2012 earning some buzz with his 9-9-9 plan, which was flat taxes on business transactions, personal income and a federal sales tax.