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Cain given tributes after death from COVID-19

The political and media world paid condolences to Herman CainHerman Cain'SNL' host Dave Chappelle urges Biden voters to be 'humble' winners 18 Trump rallies have led to 30,000 COVID-19 cases: Stanford University study From HBCUs to Capitol Hill: How Congress can play an important role MORE on Thursday after the former GOP presidential candidate died due to the coronavirus.

Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late June and admitted to the hospital on July 1, 10 days after attending President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE’s rally in Tulsa, Okla.

It was not determined where Cain, 74, contracted the virus.

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Cain's website editor confirmed his death on Thursday morning.

“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” Dan Calabrese said in a post.

"We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight," Calabrese added. "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."

— This report was updated at 11:22 a.m.