Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell died at 85. This was reported on his Facebook page on October 18.
“General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from COVID-19,” his family wrote on social media.
The general’s family stressed that he had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and great American,” the statement read.
The Secretary of State’s death was confirmed by CNN.
Colin Powell was an American politician and U.S. Army general, former secretary of state.
Powell was one of the participants in the events leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. In February, at a UN Security Council meeting at the time, U.S. Secretary of State Powell said he had received firsthand information about Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s alleged biological weapons technology.
From the rostrum of the United Nations he showed a test tube with white powder, noting that it contained a sample of weapons of mass destruction.
Later it turned out that Powell was misinformed by the CIA and the vials turned out to be fake.