Businessman and former Kansas City Fed chair Herman Cain dies

Cain died from COVID-19-related health issues at the age of 74 this week after a decades-long career in business that included work with Pillsbury Company, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and most recently as a Republican presidential candidate.

Herman Cain, former CEO of major pizza chain Godfather’s Pizza (owned by Pillsbury) as well as former Chair for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, died Thursday at the age of 74.

Cain’s death was reported to be caused from complications with the coronavirus after contracting the virus several weeks prior.

Apart from his work with Pillsbury, Cain was deputy chairman and later chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in the 1990s.

Cain later became involved in politics, serving as co-chair of Black Voices for Trump before recently running as a Republican presidential candidate.

Dan Calabrese, who authored a post on Cain’s website announcing the death, told The Associated Press that Cain died at an Atlanta hospital early Thursday morning.