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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from COVID complications

Colin Powell
America’s Promise Alliance Chair, former Secretary of State General Colin Powell prepares to leave the White House in Washington, Monday, July 18, 2011, after speaking to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama. Obama hosted an education roundtable with business leaders to discuss transforming the American education system. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell has died from complication of COVID-19 at the age of 84.
Powell was a four-star general in the U.S. Army and the first African-American U.S. Secretary of State.
His family says he passed away this morning and that he was fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The retired general suffered from a blood cancer that hampers the body’s ability to fight infection.
They thanked the medical staff at Walter Reed and said “we have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”
Powell was born in 1937 in Harlem, New York, to parents who both immigrated from Jamaica to the United States before he was born.
In 1989, then-President Bush named Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most powerful military position in the world.
He served under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.