Colin Powell Has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says

He was 84.

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2001 file photo, Secretary of State Colin Powell looks on as President Bush addresses State Department employees at the State Department in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert)
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WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. He was 84. In an announcement on social media, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father and grandfather and a great American,” the family said. Powell was the first African American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary…

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