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Family, Friends Gather At Service To Remember Herman Cain

Fans for attendees are shown Thursday outside a public viewing for Herman Cain. The former Republican presidential candidate, radio host and entrepreneur died July 30. Family and friends gathered for a service Friday at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta.
Fans for attendees are shown Thursday outside a public viewing for Herman Cain. The former Republican presidential candidate, radio host and entrepreneur died July 30. Family and friends gathered for a service Friday at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta.
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Family and friends of the late Herman Cain paid their last respects Friday.

The private service for the former Republican presidential candidate and businessman was held at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta.

During the service, Spencer Williams, a longtime friend and former colleague, said Cain was competitive and a mentor.

“He was a great teacher to all of his executive direct reports,” Williams said. “Herman always had us prepared. He taught us to live by his 5 P’s: Proper preparation prevents poor performance.”

In a tweet, President Donald Trump called Cain, “a Powerful Voice of Freedom and all that is good.” He added Cain was an American patriot and a great friend.

Cain briefly rose to the top of the polls during the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination with a plan to simplify the tax code.

Cain, who had been ill and in an Atlanta hospital for several weeks, died July 30 of complications from COVID-19.

It’s not clear how Cain got the coronavirus, but he tested positive after attending Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month.

Cain was 74 and is survived by his wife, their children and grandchildren.