Former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, died Monday morning due to complications from multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s disease, and COVID-19, his family said in a statement.
“He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment,” the family said. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”
Powell was 84 years old.