BREAKING : General Colin Powell has died

The family of General Colin Powell today announced his death on Facebook due to COVID-19 complications.

The Facebook post read:

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. He was fully vaccinated.

We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment.

We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.

The Powell Family