Another sad news is coming forward where it is reported that the first Black secretary of state and a US war hero, Colin Powell, passed away. The unfortunate news has shaken everyone who was associated with him. Mr Powell was 84 years old at the time of his death. Tributes and RIP messages have flooded the internet. Ever since the death news was announced, everyone is wondering about Colin Powell cause of death and how did the secretary die all of a sudden. Here’s everything we know about his sudden death and his personal and professional life.
It is coming forward that Colin Powell died due to complications of the ongoing deadly virus. The virus snatched the 84-year-old life and left everyone in a deep state of shock. The family of the black secretary released a statement in which they expressed their sadness on their precious one unexpected passing. The statement read that they have lost a loving father, husband, grandfather and a remarkable and great American. The statement was shared on social media on Monday, October 18, 2021. Several people are condoling Colin’s death and praying for his soul.
How Did Colin Powell Die?
Talking about his professional life, Colin Powell received widespread recognition and respect after the Gulf War took place in 1991. He was that respected that it was started getting touted that he might become a future president of the US. However, Colin never showed any interest in becoming one and never ran behind the White House. George Bush had announced the nomination of Powell. He had also praised Colin as he had said that he is an American example, hero, and a great American story. The announcement further had stated that Colin integrity, dedication and enthusiasm towards his work for the country will definitely make him a good representative.
Born on April 5, 1937, in Harlem, Colin’s “American Journey”, which also happens to be his autobiography title, began in New York. The secretary grew up in New York and even got his degree in geology there. In college, he actively participated in ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps). In June 1958 when he graduated, he gained a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Later, he was posted in West Germany. From 1962-63, Colin finished his two tours of duty in Vietnam. Now, his sudden death has affected many people who had known him and had related to him. Everyone is paying him heartfelt tribute on the internet. RIP Colin Powell!