Former presidential candidate Herman Cain dies from coronavirus

2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died, according to a July 30 announcement on Cain’s website. The statement, written by the website’s editor Dan Calabrese, did not specify the exact time nor location of Cain’s death.

Calabrese attributed Cain’s death to the coronavirus, writing, “We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight…Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer.” Cain was first hospitalized with COVID-19 on July 1.

Ballotpedia is tracking political figures and government officials who have died, been diagnosed with, or quarantined due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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