There’s sad news to report this morning: Herman Cain has passed away at the age of 74, just a few weeks after the announcement that he was sick with COVID-19.
Dan Calabrese, the editor of Cain’s website, shared the news with the former businessman, radio host, and presidential candidate’s loyal following:
Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away. He’s entering the presence of the Savior he’s served as an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta for, and preparing for his reward.
Romans 2:6-7 says: “God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.’ To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.” By that measure, 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.
Let me deal with some of the particulars of the last few weeks. 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.
Herman Cain had a long and distinguished career as a corporate CEO and He delivered his folksy yet intelligent brand of commentary on WSB radio in Atlanta (Erick Erickson’s evening radio home) – and later in syndication – for years, and he had an avid following through this website and Twitter.
I had the pleasure of meeting Herman Cain at a conference in 2014. He was as genuine, gregarious, and thoughtful in person as he was on the radio.
Cain leaves behind a wife, two children, and several grandchildren. Please pray for his family and loved ones.