General Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State of the United States, died on Monday morning as a result of complications following a positive Covid-19 test. General Powell was 84 years old at the time of his death.
He was the first black Secretary of State in the United States. From 2001 to 2005, he was the Vice President of the United States under Republican President George W. Bush.
General Colin Powell had previously served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States.
On Monday, his family posted on Facebook that he had passed away. According to them, “General Colin L Powell, the former Secretary of State of the United States and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff died this morning as a result of Covid-19 issues. All of his vaccines had been completed.”
The family went on, “We’d want to convey our gratitude to the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their thoughtful treatment. A kind and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great American have died.”
Colin Powell is survived by his three children and wife Alma Vivian (Johnson) Powell.