Ex-US Secretary of State Colin Powell is dead

Powell was the first black US Secretary of State.

Colin Powell

Former United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has passed on at the age of 84.

He died of COVID-19 complications even though he was fully vaccinated.

Powell was Secretary of State under President George Bush from 2001 to 2005.

He was also the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Powell was the first African-American to serve as US Secretary of State.

His tenure as Secretary of State was highly controversial as it pertains to his inaccurate justification for America's Iraq War in 2003. He was forced to resign after Bush was re-elected in 2004.

A Republican, Powell backed Barack Obama for President and campaigned against Donald Trump's re-election.

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