by Sharon Rondeau

(Oct. 18, 2021) — According to a family statement on his Facebook page Monday morning, Gen. Colin L. Powell (Ret), Secretary of State to President George W. Bush and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has passed away.

The announcement reads:

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. He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.

The Powell Family

As of this writing, Wikipedia has not yet updated its biography of Powell to reflect his passing.

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