Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain was on Thursday 29 July, confirmed dead .
Herman who also worked with Godfather’s Pizza in the capacity of a CEO succumbed to Covid -19, CNN reported.
News about his death was shared on his Verified Twitter account and Newsmax, where he was launching a television show.
“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.” His Official Twitter account said.
According to information sourced from his Twitter account, he was hospitalized earlier this month and this week, he was undergoing treatment with Oxygen in his lungs.
The 74 – year – old was a co – chair of Black Voices for Trump was one of the surrogates at President Trump’s June 20TH rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma which saw at least eight Trump advance team staffers in attendance test positive for Coronavirus.
In an interview with CNN, Trump’s campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh confirmed that Mr. Cain did not meet with president Trump.
Mr. Cain gained traction in the race for presidency after his 9 9 9 tax reform plan which was aimed at replacing almost the then taxes with a 9% income tax, 9% corporate tax and 9% national sales tax.
He declared his candidacy for president on Republican ticket in 2011 but dropped his bid for GOP nomination amid sexual harassment, which he denied.
He was in 2006 given a 30% care for survival from stage 4 of colon cancer which had spread to his liver.
Mr. Cain was declared cancer free a year later after undergoing a successful chemotherapy and surgery to remove the cancer from his liver.
During an interview with CNN in 2011, he said that after beating cancer he felt he had to do ‘something bigger and bolder’ therefore deciding to run for president.
Mr. Cain the father of two; Melanie and Vincent was born in Memphis Tennessee on 13TH Dec, 1945.