Herman Cain,the Republican pizza Chain CEO who contested in the 2012 United States presidential race has succumbed to Covid-19.
Earlier this month ,the 74 year old was hospitalised after being diagnosed with the disease.
His demise was confirmed on his official website.
“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” a message posted on his official website said.
The staunch supporter of president Trump is one of the high profile people to die if the disease.
On 7th of July,his twitter account that had been regularly providing updates on his health read “doctors are trying to make sure his oxygen levels are right”.
“This is a tough virus,” it said. “Please continue praying.”It read.
Herman Cain’s Biography
He was born in Tennessee to a janitor and a cleaner, then pursued a degree in Maths and masters in Computing.
He worked variously as a Baptist minister, a radio talk show host and as a businessman.
Mr Cain was an advocate of a flat tax system and ran for office after a stint as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza.
During his run, he told reporters he would not stand for any “gotcha questions”.
“And when they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, I’m going to say you know, I don’t know. Do you know?”
At the onset ,he was popular but his name was later tainted by several allegations of sexual harrasment.
In as much as he denied the accusations,his popularity greatly dropped.
Mitt Romney later endorsed by the Republican party but was trounced by president Obama who ran for his second term.
President Trump in the year last year appointed him to the Federal Reserve Board. Nevertheless,he withdrew his nomination on account of Republican Senators refusing to endorse his appointment.
His support for president Trump never stopped. He attended Trump’s Rally in Tusla,Ohklahoma on the 20th of June.
He contacted Corona virus and was admitted to hospital on the 1st of July.
Among the leaders who have condoled with his family include Mitt Romney who eulogised him as a formidable champion of business, politics and policy.
An ex-employee Dan Calabrese also praised Mr Cain’s legacy.
“Most people heard of Herman for the first time when he ran for president in 2011. What they didn’t know was his business background,” he wrote on Mr Cain’s official website.
“They didn’t know how he had started his career as a civilian employee of the Navy. It was funny to us because sometimes political pundits portrayed him as kind of a goof – having no idea that during his time working for the Navy, he was literally a rocket scientist.”
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