(CNN) The family of Colin Powell, the first African-American secretary of state, announced his death on Facebook due to complications from Covid-19,

Despite his vaccination, his immune system had been compromised by his myeloma and early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

His parents, Maud Ariel (née McKoy) and Luther Theophilus Powell were both Jamaican immigrants who raised him in Harlem,

Colin Powell Cause of Death