Herman Cain dies after battling coronavirus

Herman Cain, seen announcing his candidacy for president in 2011, has died following a battle with coronavirus. Herman Cain, seen announcing his candidacy for president in 2011, has died following a battle with coronavirus. |  Photo: ABC News, file

Updated: July 30, 2020 10:23 AM

ATLANTA (AP) - Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. He was 74.

A post on Cain's Twitter account on Thursday announced the death.

Cain had been ill with the virus for several weeks. It’s not clear when or where he was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June.

The former pizza company executive has been an outspoken backer of the president and was named by the campaign as a co-chair of Black Voices for Trump.

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