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Former-US Secretary of State Powell dies of Covid-19 complications: Family Colin Powell
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Former-US Secretary of State Powell dies of Covid-19 complications: Family

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Oct 2021, 06:58 pm

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died on Monday from coronavirus-related complications, his family said in a statement.

He was the first black US Secretary of State.

He was 84.

"General Colin L/ Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff passed away this morning due to complications from Covid-19. He was fully vaccinated," the statement read. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American."

The family thanked the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Washington, DC neighborhood for their caring treatment.