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'Favourite of presidents': Colin Powell, ex-U.S Secy of State, dies of Covid-19

Published on Oct 18, 2021 08:36 PM IST

Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state who saw his legacy tarnished when he made the case for war in Iraq in 2003, has died from complications from Covid-19. He was 84. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," the family said in a statement posted to social media on Monday. The retired four-star general and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who served four presidents made his reputation as a man of honour distant from the political fray -- an asset in the corridors of power, the AFP news agency reported. Watch this video for more.

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