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Ex-US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of Coronavirus complications

Late Former US Secretary of State Colin Luther Powell

*We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great American, say family members

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant yet blazes in the country amid vaccinations, former United States (US) Secretary of State ‘Honourable’ General Colin Luther Powell has died from complications related to the damaging virus.

ConsumerConnect reports the late Powell’s family reported the ex-US top government official’s death via a post on his Facebook page Monday, October 18, 2021.

The Powell family wrote: “General Colin L. Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from COVID 19.  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 great American.”

The 84-year-old General Powell was a career military officer who rose to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Likewise in its tribute to the late American leader, the United States Navy said: “We are saddened by the passing of the 65th Secretary of the US Department of State and 12th Chairman of The Joint Staff, the Honorable General Colin L. Powell.

Late General Powell (centre) addressing American troops   Photo: General Colin L. Powell/Facebook 

“His voice will be missed, but his example and legacy will endure.”

He was an American politician, diplomat and four-star Army General, who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005.

Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State.

Meanwhile, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ‌tally‌ ‌as‌ ‌‌compiled‌‌ ‌by‌ ‌Johns‌ ‌Hopkins‌ ‌University revealed that ‌total‌ ‌US‌ ‌confirmed‌ ‌cases were estimated at 44,937,514 with total‌‌ 724,417 deaths.

Whereas, total‌ ‌global‌ ‌cases across the world are 240,805,141, and total‌ ‌global‌ ‌deaths put at 4,901,012 as of Monday, October 18.

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