(ConservativePeak.com)- Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO who ran for president three times after leaving the business world to enter conservative politics, died this week after a month-long battle with the Chinese coronavirus. 74-year-old Cain’s death shocked Americans all over the country after initially reporting that he felt fine and was coping well with the virus.
Dan Calabrese, the editor of Heman Cain’s official website, announced the news on Thursday. On HermainCain.com, Calabrese said, “Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away.”
“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 he’d have a full recovery,” he added.”
Calabrese said that when Cain was first hospitalized with the virus, he and the team knew that it was going to be a “rough fight.” He explained how Cain had difficulty breathing, which was the reason he was hospitalized with the virus. Cain’s family and friends prayed that the initial medication given to him would get the breathing back to normal, but Calabrese explained how it “became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle.”
Cain proved just how deadly the Chinese coronavirus can be. He had survived Stage 4 colon cancer, and was seen attending President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, just last month. He was seen in out in public and in perfect health just a couple of weeks before he was diagnosed with the virus.
On Monday, Cain’s Twitter account announced that he was “still in the hospital” and was being treated with oxygen to help him breathe. The statement said that doctors confirmed his organs and vitals were strong.
Cain received an outpouring of support and eulogies on Twitter, with thousands wishing his family well and recalling some of their favorite attributes of Cain and his political work.
Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, described how Cain “embodied the American dream” and “represented the very best of the American spirit.”
Herman Cain embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit.
Our hearts grieve for his loved ones, and they will remain in our prayers at this time. We will never forget his legacy of grace, patriotism, and faith.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) July 30, 2020
Cain will be missed by many.