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Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies of Covid-19 complications at 84

"We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," the family said in a statement posted to social media.

October 18, 2021 / 05:55 PM IST
Former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Collin Powell

Former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Collin Powell

Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said Monday. He was 84.

"We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," the family said in a statement posted to social media.

 

 
AFP
first published: Oct 18, 2021 05:51 pm
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