Monday, October 18, 2021
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of Covid-19
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell is dead. According to his family, the longtime Republican died of Covid-19. Powell was chief diplomat under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.
The former US Secretary of State Colin Powell is dead. The retired general died at the age of 84 from complications as a result of a corona infection, as his family announced on Monday on the online network Facebook. He had therefore been vaccinated against the virus. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the family declared.
From 2001 to 2005, under President George W. Bush, the Republican was the first African American in history to serve as Secretary of State for the United States. Powell is known, among other things, for a controversial appearance before the United Nations in 2003, where he presented alleged evidence of weapons of mass destruction, which Baghdad did not even have, to justify a US invasion of Iraq.
Prior to his time as Secretary of State, Powell was – also the first African American – US Chief of Staff. Ahead of the presidential election last November, the Republican stood behind Democratic candidate Joe Biden and against Republican incumbent Donald Trump.