Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday morning due to complications from COVID.
He was 84 years old.
His family released a statement on Facebook saying: ‘General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. 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 a great American.’
Powell is survived by his wife, Alma Powell, and three children.
The four star general was the first black secretary of State