Former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell died at the age of 84 from Covid-19, his family announced on October 18.
In a statement published on his Facebook page, the Powell family wrote:
“General Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State of the United States and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, died this morning as a result of the Covid 19 crisis.”
WAS KOLENI POWELL VACCINATED?
Yes, according to his family, Colin Powell was fully immunized.
However, Powell had multiple myeloma, which means he may be immune. This means that his health issues contributed to his death due to complications from Covid-19.
WHAT IS MYELOMA?
Most myeloma is a type of bone marrow cancer and often affects many areas of the body, such as the spine, skull, pelvis, and ribs.
Bone marrow is the tissue between certain bones that produce the body’s blood cells.
Most myeloma is common in: men, adults over 60, black people, and people with a family history of MGUS or multiple myeloma.
WHO WAS KOLIN POWELL?
Colin Powell was America’s first black secretary of state and served under George W Bush from 2001 to 2005.
Bush issued a statement after Powell’s death in which he described Powell as a “high public servant” and said:
“Many presidents have relied on General Powell’s advice and experience. He was so popular with presidents that he twice won the Presidential Independence Medal. “
Powell served twice in Vietnam and on his first visit was seriously injured. On the second visit, he received a Soldier medal for rescuing several men from a burning helicopter.