(NBC News) - Herman Cain, a successful businessman who ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has died from complications from COVID-19, this according to a statement issued from his website and Twitter account on Thursday.
Cain was 74.
"Herman Cain — our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us — has passed away," the statement posted to his website said.
Last month Cain tested positive for the virus on June 29.
Cain ran the Nebraska-based Godfather's Pizza franchise from 1986-1996.