On July 2, Cain posted a statement on Twitter that he had been hospitalized in the Atlanta area after contracting coronavirus, less than two weeks after attending President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – US businessman Herman Cain, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending President Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa without wearing a mask, died at the age of 74. The businessman and former Republican presidential candidate was a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza.
His death was announced on his Twitter account.
“Trump Tulsa Rally – I was there! The atmosphere was exciting and inspiring “! Cain wrote on Twitter after the June 20 rally. He also tweeted a photo of himself there, without a mask, in a group of Trump supporters who were also without a mask.
As his White House candidacy in 2012 grabbed national headlines, Cain also briefly ran for the Republican nomination in 2000, and for a seat in the US Senate in Georgia in 2004.
As a black, he was an exception in the highest echelons of the Republican Party, and his positions sometimes disagreed with Democratic President Barack Obama.