Washington Post

‘Don’t feel sorry for me,’ Powell said as the end approached

As death approached, Colin L. Powell was still in fighting form. “I’ve got multiple myeloma cancer, and I’ve got Parkinson’s disease. But otherwise I’m fine,” he said in a July interview. And he rejected expressions of sorrow at his condition. “Don’t feel sorry for me, for God’s sakes! I’m [84]...

Colin Powell dies at 84

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer looks back on his life and career.

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases share common thread: ‘General Powell did everything that he could to protect himself’

(WJW) – “General Powell did everything that he could to protect himself.” Dr. Kristin Englund is an Infectious Disease Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. She offered insight Monday following the death of retired 4-star General Colin Powell. He died Monday at age 84 from COVID-19 complications. In addition to General Powell’s age, he also had […]
Daily Beast

Colin Powell, First Black U.S. Secretary of State, Dies From COVID While Battling Cancer

Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, has died of complications from COVID-19 while quietly battling blood cancer. He was 84. In a statement on Facebook on Monday, the Powell family wrote that he passed away from unspecified COVID complications early Monday morning, and added: “We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”

What Colin Powell Taught Me About War and Optimism

In 2009, I was nominated to be the 16th supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. While I had already served three years heading one of the military’s 11 combatant commands — U.S. Southern Command, focused on Latin America — this new job would be jumping into the deep end of the pool.
Blazer's Edge

Blazers 2021-22 Season Preview: Norman Powell

With the conclusion of the Portland Trail Blazers’ preseason schedule last night, the countdown is on to the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season. Blazer’s Edge will be running our season preview from now until the Blazers tip off the year against the Sacramento Kings next Wednesday. Today’s preview...

Colin Powell – a life in pictures

Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state, has died from complications from Covid-19 aged 84, it was announced on Monday. Powell, a retired four-star general, was a key figure in the buildup to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and served as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff in the early 1990s.