In a release on Facebook by members of the family, Colin Powell who was the first black US secretary of state died due to Covid at the age of 84.
His family revealed on their Facebook handles that he had been fully vaccinated against the virus.
However, they commemorate his departure with the acknowledgement of what a dear husband, parent and American he was.
According to reports, the 84-year-old had multiple myeloma which is said to be plasma cells cancer that did little to accommodate the vaccine and further weighed down the immune system.
George W Bush paid tribute to Late Powell stating that Powell had been the public servant that gained the acknowledgement of several presidents; which made him get the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice for it.
According to Bush, Powell had been a great person and a friend.
Among notable Americans that have paid their tribute are also former vice president Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former second in command under George Bush, Dick Cheney.
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There have been statements made about his patriotism, and friendship regardless of the public offices he held.
Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin started that he has lost a very good friend and mentor.
He admits being impressed by how Powell, a longstanding Republican, broke with his party to endorse Obama for President.
Colin Powell is regarded as the first Black US secretary of state who helped with influencing and moulding the foreign policy of the US during the latter years of the twentieth century.