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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies from COVID-19

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(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.

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