Former US secretary of State Colin Powell passed away on Monday (October 18).
Powell was the the first black US secretary of state and a top military officer.
He was 84-years-old.
According to statement made by his family on Facebook, Powell died from COVID-19 complications.
The statement reveals that Powell was fully vaccinated.
Powell was one of America’s most prominent Black figures having served three Republican presidents in senior posts.
He was the top U.S. general when U.S.-led forces drove Iraqi troops from Kuwait in 1991.