Colin Powell dead at 84: First black US Secretary of State passes away after Covid complications

October 18, 2021

COLIN Powell, the first black US Secretary of State, has died at 84 from Covid-19 complications.4 Colin Powell, the first black US Secretary of State, passed away on Monday4 Colin Powell served 35 years in the US Army4 The Powell family confirmed the former US secretary of state passed away from Covid complications"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," Powell's family wrote.The Powell family confirmed the former US secretary of state passed away at Walter Reed National Medical Center, where he was receiving treatment.Before Barack Obama was elected president, Powell and his successor, Condoleezza Rice, were the highest-ranking African Americans in the history of the federal executive branch.Read our Colin Powell live blog for the very latest news and updates...