Mr. Cain, a cancer survivor and the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, received news on June 29 that he tested positive for the coronavirus and he was hospitalized in early July. "Having a fantastic time!"
Cain, who called himself an ABC man - American Black Conservative - had just started hosting a new show on Newsmax TV and hoped to play a role in the 2020 presidential election campaign, the statement said.
"We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight".
Cuomo continued, "He didn't even mention that Mr. Cain was at his rally among the maskless masses right before he was diagnosed. 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", his website editor Dan Calabrese said in the statement on Thursday. He's been known to be vocal regarding his opposition to wearing a mask, especially for Trump's event at Mount Rushmore.
Cain had been ill with the virus for several weeks.
While Calabrese said Cain's team had no idea where he had contracted the virus, Cain had attended a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma Trump had organized less than two weeks prior. Take, for instance, former Real Housewives of Atlanta star now Republican Congressional candidate Angela Stanton-King, who is now under the impression that only celebrities and Democrats recover from the coronavirus.
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Cain was born December 13, 1945, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Luther Cain Jr., who worked as a driver and barber, and Lenora Davis Cain, a domestic worker.
Cain, fueled by the Tea Party, was for a time a frontrunner in the 2012 race.
His campaign derailed after five different women accused him of sexual harassment, allegations that Cain denied.
The allegations played a role in thwarting his return to the national stage previous year, when Trump was said to be mulling Cain's appointment to the Federal Reserve Board.
The late businessman and politician's death was announced Thursday on his website.
Cain is survived by his wife, Gloria Etchison, whom he married in 1968, and two children.