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Former US secretary of State Colin Powell dies aged 84

The first African-American US secretary of state Colin Powell has died at age 84 from the coronavirus.

The Former secretary of state and joint chiefs of staff Colin Powell died from complications arising from his battle with the dreaded coronavirus. His Facebook page announced on Monday.

“He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Centre for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” Powell’s family said in a post on his Facebook page.

He was the first black secretary of state between 2001 and 2005 under the Bush administration.

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