BEVERLY HILLS, July 30, (THEWILL) – Herman Cain, 74, a former presidential aspirant, who was later considered for the position of chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank by President Donald Trump, has died from the coronavirus.
Cain had been battling the pandemic in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, after attending a Trump rally without wearing a mask or any protective gear in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June. His death was announced Thursday on his website.
“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” Dan Calabrese, who edits the website said in the post.
Cain had been a business executive and the board chairman of a branch of Kansas City’s Federal Reserve Bank before moving into Republican politics and eventually becoming a presidential candidate.
Cain had been hospitalized in Atlanta on July 1, two days after being told he had tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement posted to his social media accounts at the time.
He was a staunch supporter of Trump.