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July 30, 2020 CNBC reports 

Herman Cain, a former presidential hopeful who was once considered by President Donald Trump for the Federal Reserve, has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus. He was 74.

Cain was among the highest-profile public figures in the United States to have died from Covid-19. A 74-year-old survivor of stage 4 colon cancer, Cain had been a business executive and the board chairman of a branch of Kansas City’s Federal Reserve Bank before moving into Republican politics and eventually becoming a presidential candidate.

Cain attended Donald Trump's June 20th rally in Tulsa, without a mask and no social distancing, at a time when the virus was spiking in Oklahoma. Soon after Cain was hospitalized with Covid-19.