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Former US secretary Colin Powell dies of COVID complications

Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former US secretary of state Colin Powell speaks at the State Department in Washington, September 3, 2014. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former US secretary of state Colin Powell speaks at the State Department in Washington, September 3, 2014. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state, has died from complications from COVID-19, his family says. He was 84.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the family says in a statement posted to social media.

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