A memorial service will be held for Colin Powell on November 5 at the Washington National Cathedral, a spokesperson for the former US Secretary of State said on Thursday.

The service, scheduled for noon, will be invitation only and have limited seating, Powell spokesperson Peggy Cifrino said in a written statement.

Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, a top military officer and a national security adviser, died on Monday at age 84 due to complications from COVID-19.

He had been suffering from multiple myeloma and early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

Powell served three Republican presidents in senior posts and ascended to leadership of the US military as it was regaining its vigor after the trauma of the war in Vietnam, where he served two tours as an Army officer.

He was the top US military officer when American-led forces drove Iraqi troops from Kuwait in 1991 and the chief US diplomat in 2003 when Washington relied on erroneous intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify its invasion of Iraq.