Colin Powell dies from complications of COVID-19

84-year-old was fully vaccinated, family says

Gen. Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. Secretary of State, has died from complications of COVID-19, his family said Monday on Facebook.

Powell was 84 years old.

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In a Facebook post, Powell’s family said, “the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He was fully vaccinated.”

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the Facebook post stated.

In the social media post, the family thanked the staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center.