Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who served as the CEO of Godfathers Pizza for years, has died of COVID-19, according to an announcement on his website.
“Youre never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find Gods strength and comfort to deal,” his Twitter account said on Thursday morning in confirming the news.
Cains death was further confirmed on his namesake website by Dan Calabrese, who edits the site and had previously written about the diagnosis.
“Herman Cain—our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us—has passed away,” Calabrese wrote in the blog post. “We all prayed so hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home, but we really liked having him here with us, and we held out hope hed have a full recovery.”
Cain, who is a survivor of stage 4 colon cancer, had also served on Kansas Citys Federal Reserve Bank before eventually becoming a Republican presidential candidate in the 2012 elections.
“Let me deal with some of the particulars of the last few weeks. We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight. He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle,” Calabrese wrote.
The post added: “We didnt release detailed updates on his condition to the public or to the media because neither his family nor we thought there was any reason for that. There were hopeful indicators, including a mere five days ago when doctors told us they thought he would eventually recover, although it wouldnt be qRead More From Source