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Colin Powell, 84, dies due to complications from COVID

BREAKING NEWS: Fully-vaccinated former Secretary of State Colin Powell, 84, dies due to complications from COVID

  • Colin Powell, the first black  secretary of State, died Monday at the age of 84
  • His family announced his passing on Facebook and said it was ‘due to complications from Covid 19’ despite being ‘fully vaccinated’ 


Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday morning due to complications from COVID. 

He was 84 years old.

His family released a statement on Facebook saying: ‘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. 

‘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.’

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died due to complications from COVID. He was 84 years old

The four star general was the first black secretary of State.

He served under several Republican administrations – including for Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

Also, from 1991-1993 he served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Bill Clinton after being appointed to the post by Bush Sr.

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