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First Black US Secretary Of State Has Died

Colin Powell who was alleged to be the first black US Secretary Of State, as well as a former top military officer, has died.

According to reports, Powell (84) died of Covid-19 complications, on Monday morning, 18th October, 2021.

His family disclosed that, he was fully vaccinated. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," the family of the deceased said in a statement, while thanking the staff at the Walter Reid Medical Center "for their caring treatment to him before he died".

Reports gathered that, he had previously been diagnosed with multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer) and Parkinson's disease, both of which may have made him more susceptible to Covid symptoms.

Powell became the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under Republican President George W Bush. He was also a trusted military adviser to a number of leading politicians.

The Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, while paying tribute to him said, "he was a great companion with a lovely and self-deprecating sense of humour, as well as someone of immense capability and integrity."

The US Secretary of Defence, Lloyd Austin, also hailed Powell as "a tremendous personal friend and mentor who would be impossible to replace".

May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

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