According to a statement released by the family, the first Black Secretary of State died of COVID-19 complications.
The statement read:"We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American. We have to thank the medical staff for their caring treatment".
The family also disclosed that Powell had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, before he later died of complications from it.
During his lifetime, Powell had served as National Security Adviser to former President Ronald Reagan from 1987 to 1989. He was also the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under former President George H.W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton from 1989 to 1993.
Colin Powell, a former top military officer, also rose to become the first African-American Secretary of State in 2001, during the administration of George W. Bush of the Republican Party.
May his soul rest in peace.
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