Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died from COVID at the age of 84.
Powell served in several Republican administrations.
He was fully vaccinated.
Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.
“General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19,” the Powell family wrote on Facebook.
“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” they said, noting he was fully vaccinated.
Former President George W. Bush released a statement on his death:
Statement from former Pres. Bush on the death of Colin Powell:
"Many Presidents relied on General Powell's counsel and experience … He was highly respected at home and abroad. And most important, Colin was a family man and a friend." pic.twitter.com/AF67trVuCT
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