Former US secretary of state, Colin Powell has died.

A statement from his family said the 84-year-old died from Covid-19 complications, CNN reports.

The family lamented that they lost a remarkable and loving husband, adding that he was fully vaccinated before he passed on.

”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.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American and he was fully vaccinated before he got infected with the virus,” the statement said.

Prior to his death, Powell was the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st.

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