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Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died at 84, ABC News confirmed.

According to a statement on his official Facebook page posted Monday morning, Powell died of complications from COVID-19.

He was fully vaccinated.

“We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the Powell family said on Facebook.

This is a breaking news story. Check back shortly for updates.

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