Kelly issued a statement from the Odierno family confirming Odierno’s death.
“I am very sorry to be able to confirm the death of General Raymond T. Odierno on October 8, 2021,” states the Odierno family statement. “The officer died after battling a severe cancer; his death had nothing to do with COVID. There is no other sharing at this time.”
He continued: “Her family believes in the concern and asks for privacy. The secret of burial and the experience of burial is not yet available.”