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By Jack Dutton
Colin Powell, the first black U.S. Secretary of State, has died as a result of COVID-19 complications, his family has said. He was 84 years old.
Powell, a retired four-star general who served as Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005 under George W. Bush, had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
In a statement announcing his death, his family called him a “remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” and thanked medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center, where he was being treated. Click here for source.