The family of Colin Powell announced Monday morning that the former Secretary of State has died from Covid complications.
Powell, the first Black Secretary of State, was 84 and fully vaccinated from Covid-19, his family said.
“General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He was fully vaccinated,” the family said in the statement. “We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”