Herman Cain, businessman and former GOP presidential candidate, dies from coronavirus at 74

The former presidential candidate and radio presenter, Herman Cain, died after a battle against COVID-19 , authorities confirmed Thursday.

In recent weeks, the Georgia-born politician and businessman had been hospitalized in the Atlanta metropolitan area, while battling the coronavirus and receiving oxygen to maintain his health .

Cain died at 74 years of age .

Authorities said Herman was in the high-risk category due to his 2006 cancer diagnosis. Authorities said they were unsure how Cain contracted the virus.

Cain attended the President Donald Trump rally in Tulsa on June 20 as a substitute for the campaign. On that occasion, the official was appreciated with many people and without wearing face masks.

Cain’s staff announced on June 27 that the official had tested positive for COVID-19.