Ex-US Secretary of State, Colin Powell is dead

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First black ex-US Secretary of State Colin Powell is dead at the age of 84.

According to a statement released by his family, he died of Covid-19 complications, having been fully vaccinated against Covid.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” a statement said.

“We want to thank the medical staff… for their caring treatment,” it added.

Powell was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under Republican George W Bush.

George W Bush was among the first to pay tribute to “a family man and a friend” who “was such a favourite of presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom – twice”.

Mr Powell, a moderate Republican who broke with his party to endorse Barack Obama in 2008, became a trusted military adviser to a number of leading US politicians.

He also saw service and was wounded in Vietnam, an experience that later helped define his own military and political strategies.

However, for many he is associated with the role he played in garnering support for the Iraq war, admitting a speech to the United Nations Security Council using faulty intelligence was “a blot” on his record.

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