Herman Cain, a long-time radio host and former presidential candidate, died after dealing with the effects of COVID-19. He spent about a month in the hospital battling the virus. A message was posted on his website this morning announcing the news.

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.

The news comes as the nation crosses the 150,000 mark on deaths nationwide more than 5 months into the pandemic. Representatives for Cain announced he had been hospitalized at the end of June. Dan Calabrese is the editor of HermanCain.com and explained why regular updates had not been given.

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. 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.

Herman Cain was 74 years old.

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