Colin Powell, top U.S. soldier and diplomat, dies of COVID-19 complicationsUnited States · 10:57 PM UTC
Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, a top military officer and a national security adviser, died on Monday at age 84 due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, his family said.
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Colin Powell, U.S. military leader and first Black secretary of state, dies
Colin Powell became the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer during decades as one of America's most prominent leaders, but his reputation was tainted in 2003 when he touted spurious intelligence at the United Nations to make the case for war with Iraq despite deep misgivings.