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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell

Former US Secretary of State Dies Following COVID-19 Complications

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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died following COVID-19 complications, his family has said in a statement on his Facebook page.

The statement was posted by his family saying the 84-year-old “passed away this morning due to complications from COVID-19” even after he was fully vaccinated.

Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants who became a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state but saw his legacy tarnished when he made the case for war in Iraq in 2003. He died on Monday.

The former secretary of state and retired four-star general and former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who served four presidents made his reputation as a man of honor distant from the political fray — an asset in the corridors of power.

The Street Services And Media Resources International account details

“General Powell is an American hero, an American example, and a great American story,” George W. Bush said as he announced Powell’s nomination as secretary of state in 2000.

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“In directness of speech, his towering integrity, his deep respect for our democracy, and his soldier’s sense of duty and honor, Colin Powell demonstrates … qualities that will make him a great representative of all the people of this country.”

But he found it hard to live down his infamous February 2003 speech to the United Nations Security Council about the alleged existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq — the evidence he presented was later proven to be false.

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“He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the Powell family said.


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