Former presidential candidate Herman Cain has passed away at 74-years-old from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Cain was admitted to a hospital in Georgia on July 1 after he tested positive for the virus. His staff explained that there is no way to discover where he contracted COVID-19, however, he did attend a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma without wearing a face mask or social distancing.
Dan Calabrese announced Cain’s passing on his social media accounts and website. “You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning,” he began. “But we have no choice but to seek and find God’s strength and comfort to deal with it.”
He announced his passing and reminded the public that he is with the Lord as he was an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. “We expect the boss is in for some kind of welcome, because all of us who knew him are well aware of how much good he did,” he added.
“Let me deal with some of the particulars of the last few weeks,” he continued. “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.”
He revealed that he did not want to make his diagnosis and condition public. “We didn’t 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,” he explained. “There were hopeful indicators, including a mere five days ago when doctors told us they thought he would eventually recover, although it wouldn’t be quick. We were relieved to be told that, and passed on the news via Herman’s social media. And yet we also felt real concern about the fact that he never quite seemed to get to the point where the doctors could advance him to the recovery phase.”
Calabrese explained that Cain was 74-years-old but in a high-risk group because of his previous cancer diagnosis. He was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in 2006. It soon metastasized into his liver and was given a 30% chance of survival. He underwent surgery and chemotherapy and the cancer went into remission.