Colin Powell, former secretary of State who made case for Iraq invasion, dies of Covid complications

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U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell gestures arsenic helium addresses the Security Council February 14, 2003 astatine United Nations office successful New York City.

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Colin Powell, the erstwhile caput of State and president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died from Covid complications astatine the property of 84.

"General Colin L. Powell, erstwhile U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed distant this greeting owed to complications from Covid 19," the Powell household wrote connected Facebook.

"We person mislaid a singular and loving husband, father, gramps and a large American," the household said, noting helium was afloat vaccinated.

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