Colin Powell – latest: Tributes paid as first Black secretary of state dies from Covid complications

Colin Powell – latest: Tributes paid as first Black secretary of state dies from Covid complications

Colin Powell – latest: Tributes paid as first Black secretary of state dies from Covid complications

The Independent says Colin Powell, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black US Secretary of State has died following complications from Covid-19.

The 84-year-old served in numerous Republican administrations, helping to shape American foreign policy for decades.

“General Colin L Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19,” the Powell family wrote in a statement on Facebook.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” they added.

The family said that Gen Powell was fully vaccinated.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/colin-powell-death-latest-news-b1940290.html


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