Herman J Cain, born December 13, 1945, was an American business executive, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist. In 2011 he was a serious contender for the Republican nomination following his announcement for presidential candidacy.
It was announced on July 30, 2020, that Cain had passed away.
"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 for, and preparing for his reward."
Those close to Cain knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a tough fight. Cain had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Prayers were said that the medications and treatment given to him would return his breathing to normal, but it became obvious rather quickly that this would not be the case. The family decided there was no need to update the media on his health, there were times of hope when it was believed he would recover, but his family never really believed he was at the point of being in recovery from coronavirus.
Due to a previous battle with cancer, Cain was in the high-risk category. It is believed that Cain became ill after attending President Trump's rally in Tulsa on June 20. Cain was among the highest-profile public figures in the United States to have died from Covid-19.
The July 2 statement on Cain’s hospitalization said, “There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.” The Trump campaign said after Cain’s diagnosis that he had not met with the president at the Tulsa rally.
"I want you to understand just what our world has lost today," writes Dan Calabrese. "There aren’t many people like Herman Cain, and it behooves us to truly cherish the ones we’re given. His wife Gloria – his children Melanie and Vincent – and his grandchildren . . . they need our love, our support and our prayers. Nothing I talked about above meant as much to him as these wonderful people did, and because he loved them so much, we will continue to feel his impact on the world through them."