December 16, 2000 – Colin Powell was nominated for Secretary of State by President George W. Bush in 2000. The following January he was appointed the 65th Secretary of State in January 20, 2001. The first African American, Powell served for four years until January 26, 2005. (Courtesy Photo)

Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday.

In an announcement on social media, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father and grandfather and a great American,” the family said.