Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Dies Aged 84

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Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has died aged eighty-four.

The tragic news was confirmed by his family on Monday.

Posting to Facebook, they released a statement: “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.”

They continued:

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“He was fully vaccinated. 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.”

Powell was the first Black secretary of State and left behind a powerful legacy for the Republican party serving across multiple presidencies.

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Rest in peace.