Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies at 84 | DW News

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Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died of complications from the coronavirus, his Facebook page announced on Monday. He was 84.

“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’s family said in a post on his Facebook page.

Powell was the first Black US secretary of state and served between 2001 and 2005 under the Bush administration. He was known as a moderate Republican.

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