Colin Powell: Former US Secretary of State dies after complications from Covid-19

Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State has died after complications from coronavirus.

Mr Powell’s family announced his death on Facebook, reports CNN, saying: “"We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," they said, noting he was fully vaccinated.”

Mr Powell was a distinguished military man who served in Vietnam, before becoming the first black national security adviser during the end of Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

He was later secretary of state for George W Bush.

Colin Powell: Former US Secretary of State dies after complications from Covid-19Colin Powell: Former US Secretary of State dies after complications from Covid-19
Colin Powell: Former US Secretary of State dies after complications from Covid-19
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