Herman Cain, age 74, died from complications of Covid-19 since being hospitalized after testing positive On July 1, 2020. Cain was diagnosed with colon cancer that had spread to his liver and was given a grim 30% chance of survival, but in 2007 he was cancer-free.
A statement from his coworkers and family announced his death on Thursday morning:
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, and preparing for his reward.
Romans 2:6-7 says: “God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.’ To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.” By that measure, we expect the boss is in for some kind of welcome, because all of us who knew him are well aware of how much good he did.
His enthusiastic tweet from the recent trump rally in Tulsa, OK, which was held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 captured him in great spirits.
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) June 20, 2020
Herman Cain was also the Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from January 1, 1995 – August 19, 1996.
Cain ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.
President Donald Trump posted a statement to Twitter mourning Cain’s death.
“My friend Hermain Cain, a Powerful Voice of Freedom and all that is good, passed away this morning,” wrote President Trump. He was a very special man, an American Patriot, and great friend.”
“I just got off the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family,” wrote the president. “Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace!”
…the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family. @FLOTUS Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace! pic.twitter.com/GNUf5jHjX0
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
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