Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of coronavirus

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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of coronavirus

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of complications from the Coronavirus, at the age of 84.

Colin Powell’s family issued a statement on Facebook saying: “General Colin Powell, the former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid-19.”

The family added: “He has been fully vaccinated, and we would like to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for the treatment and care they provided. We have lost a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, and a great American.”

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Colin Powell is an American politician and retired four-star general in the United States Army.

He was born in Harlem and is the son of Jamaican immigrants of African descent. During his military career, he served as a National Security Adviser, Commander of the US Army Command, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and held the last position during the Second Gulf War.

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