Colin Powell dies of complications from Covid – .

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Colin Powell dies of complications from Covid – .


US Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the Security Council February 14, 2003 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died of complications from Covid at the age of 84.
Powell was previously diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that affects the body’s ability to fight infections.

“General Colin L. Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died this morning from complications related to Covid 19,” the Powell family wrote on Facebook.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and great American,” the family said, noting that he was fully vaccinated.

Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants, became the first black national security adviser during the Reagan administration. President George HW Bush called on Powell to be the youngest and first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

As president, he oversaw US Desert Storm operations during the Persian Gulf War. After 35 years of military service, Powell retired from the United States Army as a Four Star General.

In 2001, he became the first black secretary of state under President George W. Bush.

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