Colin Powell dies at the age of 84

Colin Powell

General Colin Luther Powell, a former secretary of state of the United States has died.He was aged 84 years. He was one of the highest ranking black American officials in the United States Government. 

He was secretary of state under George W. BUSH. from 2001-2005. Before then he served as chairman, joint chief of staff (1989-1993) and United States National Security Advisor. (1987-1989).

Colin Powel was a four star general of the US army , the result of his 35 years in military service.

He is regarded as one of America’s great leaders. The only dent to his career was his open support and justification for Iraq which was later found to be wrong.

Colin Powell had blood cancer and was being treated for it but died from complications of COVID-19

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