Legendary businessman and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has reportedly passed at the age of 74 amid what has been a month-long battle with the coronavirus.
“Cain, who recently joined Newsmax TV and was set to launch a weekly show, died in an Atlanta-area hospital where he had been critically ill for several weeks. He was admitted on July 1, two days after being diagnosed with COVID-19,” Newsmax confirmed Thursday morning.
His death comes three days after his team posted a tweet announcing that he was “still in the hospital being treated with oxygen for his lungs” and that otherwise “doctors say his organs and systems are strong.”
It’s still unclear where Cain, a former Godfather’s Pizza CEO who reportedly survived stage 4 colon cancer, caught the virus from.