Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of COVID complications
, 18th October, 2021 – Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died aged 84 of COVID-19 complications, his family has announced.
He was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under Republican George W Bush.
“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” BBC reported while quoting a statement of the family.
“We want to thank the medical staff.
for their caring treatment,” it added.