Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, dies of COVID-19 complications
In this image released on May 28, 2021, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.).
on stage during the Capital Concerts' "National Memorial Day Concert" in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON - Colin Powell, the former U.S. secretary of state who played a pivotal policy role during the George W. Bush administration, died Monday due to complications from COVID-19, his family said in a statement.
He had been receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Maryland.
He was fully vaccinated," the family statement reads.
We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.".
After graduating in 1958, he became a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and went on to serve two tours in Vietnam, was stationed in West Germany and South Korea.