Colin Powell, the US’s first black secretary of state, has died from complications with COVID-19, his family said. He was 84 years old.
Colin Powell, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commanded US military operations during the 1991 Gulf War during the presidency of George Bush Sr., and then served as Secretary of State during George W. Bush’s first term. Previously, he was also a security adviser to President Ronald Reagan.
Powell died at the Walter Reed Military Hospital near Washington. According to his family, he was fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
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