Washington mourns death of ‘trailblazer’ Colin Powell as wealth of tributes come in – live

Powell, a retired four-star general who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the early 1990s, had been treated for Covid at Walter Reed national medical center in Bethesda, Maryland. He was fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

Announcing his death, his family said they had lost a ‘remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American’.

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