Cain was 74 years old.
Cain, a colon cancer survivor, was diagnosed with coronavirus in early July after attending a Trump presidential rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20. "But we have no choice but to seek and find God's strength and comfort to deal with it", staffer Dan Calabrese wrote in an obituary posted on HermanCain.com Thursday. We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight.
Trump faced criticism for holding the big-arena event despite warnings from public health experts that it is not yet safe to hold mass gatherings.
Dart added his wish that the rally be postponed.
Additionally, an outside speech the president was arranged to provide for those who could not make it into the BOK Center, where the rally occurred, was canceled when he remained in path to Tulsa since the anticipated overflow crowds never ever emerged. "So I guess you can connect the dots".
Acknowledging Cain's departure in a tweet Thursday, Romney wrote,"Saddened which Herman Cain-a strong victor of business, policy and politics -has lost his own struggle with Covid".
He was informed nine days later that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. President Donald Trump briefly floated the possibility that he would name Cain to the Federal Reserve Board, but it became clear that the sexual harassment allegations against him would likely torpedo his nomination. The campaign held another rally with students in Phoenix, though it has since shifted to virtual "tele-rallies."
He served on the board until retiring in 1996 to pursue politics.
Cain was also a Tea Party activist and famously said about President Barack Obama that he "was raised in Kenya" and that's why "he's out of the mainstream".
US President Donald Trump considered him previous year for a position on the US Federal Reserve, before his candidacy withered under the opposition of several key Republicans.
Although he denied the accusations against him, his popularity soon suffered and he suspended his campaign.
Cain, the previous CEO of Godfather's Pizza and previous chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, ran for the 2012 governmental election. "What they didn't know was his business background", he wrote on Mr Cain's official website. "His wife Gloria - his children Melanie and Vincent - and his grandchildren. they need our love, our support and our prayers".