The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of State, Secretary of State, Retired General and National security Adviser Colin Powell, died due to complications from Covid-19. Despite being fully vaccinated. He was 84.
He was the first Republican to back Joe Biden during Trumps Democratic rival. He said President Trump has “drifted away” from the U.S. Constitution and “lies about things.”
The cause was complications of Covid-19, his family said in a statement, adding that he had been vaccinated and was being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., when he died there.
A spokeswoman said his immune system had been compromised by multiple myeloma, for which he had been undergoing treatment. He had been due to receive a booster shot for his vaccine last week, she said, but had to postpone it when he fell ill. He had also been treated for early stages of Parkinson’s disease, she said.