Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, his family has learned

Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, his family has learned ...

Colin Powell, the former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died of COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. He was 84.

In an announcement on social media, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. Powell had been treated for multiple myeloma, which affected his immune system, according to a spokeswoman for the Powell family, who spoke with The New York Times.

People who are immunodeficiency, like those who have been treated for many different types of cancers, don't usually respond well to vaccines.

We have lost a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, as well as america," the family stated.

Powell was the first African American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state.

Powell's reputation suffered a severe blow when, in 2003, he addressed the United Nations Security Council and argued for u.s. involvement in Iraq. He cited faulty information that claimed Saddam Hussein had secretly stowed away weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's claims that it had not posed a web of lies, he told the world body.

The Associated Press is reporting on The New York Times' "The AP"

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