Herman Cain dies at 74 after contracting coronavirus

Herman Cain, the businessman and onetime presidential candidate, has died at the age of 74 after contracting coronavirus.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Cain reinvented himself multiple times over his lifetime, including: computer analyst, millionaire business executive, political lobbyist, broadcaster, motivational speaker, author and presidential candidate.

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An employee posted on Cain’s Instagram page:

“We’re heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord.”

He was hospitalized with COVID-19 less than two weeks after attending a rally for President Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cain was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but he moved to Atlanta as a child.

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His bachelor’s degree in mathematics came from Morehouse College, followed by a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University.

Cain’s work experience included time at Coca-Cola Company, but it was in the food service world that he became well known. He managed 400 Burger King restaurants before becoming the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza.

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He ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

Years later, he became a strong Trump supporter, named by the 2020 campaign as the co-chair of Black Voices for Trump.

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