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Colin Powell: Former US secretary of state dies aged 84

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Colin Powell: Former US secretary of state dies aged 84

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of Covid-19 complications aged 84.

Mr Powell, who served in the role under George W. Bush, passed away on Monday. He was fully vaccinated.

"We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," his family said in a statement.

President Joe Biden also paid tribute after his passing, calling Mr Powell a "dear friend" who had embodied the "highest ideals of both warrior and diplomat".

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