Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   27 November

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 18, ARMENPRESS. Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died aged 84 of Covid-19 complications, his family has announced, BBC reports.

He was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under Republican George W Bush.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American”, a statement said. “We want to thank the medical staff... for their caring treatment”, it added.

Mr Powell, a moderate Republican who broke with his party to endorse Barack Obama in 2008, became a trusted military adviser to a number of leading US politicians.

He also saw service and was wounded in Vietnam, an experience that later helped define his own military and political strategies.

 








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