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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died apparently from complications related to COVID-19. Cain, 74, was hospitalized earlier this month after attending a Trump rally in June.

Cain's website announced his passing on Friday morning.

Cain had attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cain's team said he was informed that he had tested positive on June 29. His team added: "There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.

Cain was hospitalized in Atlanta on July 1.

Uninformed Twitter users bashed conservatives and others who refuse to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Herman Cain died because of his blind loyalty to Trump. He made a decision to attend," a Twitter user wrote.


 

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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized with the coronavirus, his team announced on Twitter.com Thursday.

"Dan here: Herman has just begun the process of kicking COVID-19's ass," tweeted columnist Dan Calabrese who got the news from Cain's executive assistant Lisa Lisa.

"If you wouldn't mind, pray for our boss; Covid-19 doesn't know who it's messing with," Calabrese wrote in a post on Hermancain.com.

"His executive assistant Lisa Lisa gave the news that he’d been taken to the hospital and that he was having trouble breathing. We all prayed for him, right then, right there. And we continued to do so throughout the evening.

In the morning we started getting better news, particularly the fact that he hadn’t required a respirator. That was probably the one detail we were praying about the most, and God was gracious."

Cain had appeared at President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma last week. Cain's team said he was informed that he had tested positive on June 29. He was hospitalized in Atlanta on July 1, but he did not require a ventilator.

The team added: "There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.

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