Colin Powell, former secretary of state, dies
Published 9:53 am Monday, October 18, 2021
Colin Powell, 84, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and its first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died.
Powell had multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells. It is unclear what part that disease played in his death. The family did not say if he had received a COVID booster shot.
Powell served as secretary of state until President George W. Bush.