Colin Powell: Former US Secretary Of State Dies of Covid Complications

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of Covid-19 complications at the age of 84.

His family announced the death of the American politician via a statement on Facebook Monday morning (October 18).

“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, noting he was fully vaccinated.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” they said.

The family further thanked the Walter Reed National Medical Center for looking after Powell.

“We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”

Colin Powell in 2001 became the 65th and the first black United States Secretary of State serving till 2005.

Prior to the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008, he and his successor, Condoleezza Rice, were the highest-ranking African Americans in the history of the federal executive branch (by virtue of the Secretary of State standing fourth in the presidential line of succession).

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