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David Muir shares emotive message following tragic death of General Colin Powell

The ABC journalist wrote a powerful message on social media

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
19 October 2021
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David Muir has been one of the many public figures to pay tribute to General Colin Powell following his death aged 84.

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The former US Secretary of State tragically passed away from Covid-19 complications on 18 October, and David wrote a powerful message where he listed 13 rules that Colin lived by, which was posted alongside a selfie of him as a young man.

The news anchor penned: "General Colin Powell posted this a few years back joking he’d been taking selfies 60 years longer than the rest of us.

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David Muir shared a powerful message following General Colin Powell's death

"He often spoke of 13 Rules: 1/ It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. 2/ Get mad, then get over it. 3/ Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

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"4/ It can be done. 5/ Be careful what you choose. 6/ Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.

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General Colin Powell tragically passed away aged 84

"7/ You can’t make someone else’s choices. 8/ Check small things. 9/ Share credit. 10/ Remain calm. Be kind. 11/ Have a vision. 12/ Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers. 13/ Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."

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The powerful message sparked conversation from David's followers, with many taking to the comments section to have their say. GMA's Ginger Zee wrote: "That list is as [fire emoji] as his selfie game," while a fan wrote: "He was a true gentleman." A third person added: "Very powerful words. Thank you for sharing David!"

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David is a well-known journalist 

Colin's family announced his death in a statement posted on Facebook. It read: "General Colin L. Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19."

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"We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," the family added.

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