Former four-star general and the first black U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell has died from complications from COVID-19. His family released a statement saying he died at Walter Reed National Medical Center Monday morning. Powell worked in several Republican administrations and served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 1989 until 1993. He also helped shape American foreign policy as National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989 and served as Secretary of State from 2001 until 2005. His family says Powell was fully vaccinated, however Powell was previously diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which is a type of blood cancer that hurts the body’s ability to fight infections. General Powell was 84 years old.