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Colin Powell, former Secretary of US died of COVID-19 complications

Colin Powell

Colin Powell, the first black Secretary of State and senior military leader in the United States, died on Monday at the age of 84 following COVID-19 complications, according to his family.”He was fully vaccinated. 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,” Mr. Powell’s family said in a post on his Facebook page.

“He was fully vaccinated. 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,” Mr. Powell’s family said in a post on his Facebook page.

He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush as a four-star Army general during the 1991 Gulf War, when US-led forces drove Iraqi troops from neighbouring Kuwait. Mr. Powell, a pragmatic and moderate Republican, eventually became Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

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