former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell
Former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell

Former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has passed away after contracting coronavirus.

A statement from his family said the 84-year-old died from Covid-19 complications.

As quoted by CNN reports, the family lamented that they lost a remarkable and loving husband, adding that he was fully vaccinated before he passed on.”

General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American and he was fully vaccinated before he got infected with the virus,” the statement said.