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Updated at 4:44 p.m. ET

Former Republican presidential candidate and pizza magnate Herman Cain has died from the coronavirus.

Cain, 74, had been hospitalized since early July after he began having trouble breathing.

"Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away," aides announced on Cain's website Thursday.

Cain Campaigns At OSU. Gives No Sign Of Quitting

Dec 1, 2011

In light of sexual harassment charges against him, Republican Herman Cain is re-assessing his campaign for president. But when Cain spoke at Ohio State University's main campus he gave no sign of quitting the race. Cain's stop in Columbus was part of three stop Ohio tour that could test the impact of the latest allegation of inappropriate behavior. The former pizza executive began Wednesday with a rally in a GOP-dominated area of southwest Ohio in West Chester, then headed to Dayton for a rally, and then to Ohio State University.