Gen. Colin Powell Has Passed Away At Age 84

Gen. Colin Powell, the influential former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who played a pivotal policy role during the administration of then-President George W. Bush, died Monday at 84 from complications related to COVID-19, his family announced.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement, adding that he was fully vaccinated.

The statement continued, “We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment.”

Gen. Colin Powell speaking at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia on July 31, 2000.
Gen. Colin Powell speaking at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia on July 31, 2000. (Reuters, File)