Ex-US Secretary Of State, Colin Powell Dies

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of Covid-19 complications at 84, his family has announced.

Powell was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under Republican George W Bush.

A statement read “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,”.

“We want to thank the medical staff… for their caring treatment,” it added.

The statement said that he had been fully vaccinated against Covid.

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