Colin Powell, the American war hero, the former head of the Join Chiefs of staff, and former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush has died at the age of 84.
His cause of death is reportedly due to complications from a Covid-19 infection.
As Fox News reports:
Gen. Colin Powell, the influential former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who played a pivotal policy role during the administration of then-President George W. Bush, died Monday at 84 from complications related to COVID-19, his family announced.
“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement, adding that he was fully vaccinated.
The statement continued, “We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment.”
Powell was the first African American to ever serve as Secretary of State.