Captain Sir Tom Moore, War veteran, NHS fundraiser, philanthropist and centenarian, dies at the age of 100 due to Covid-19.
Captain’s Family announced his passing
The family of the veteran, announced yesterday “it is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father”. His daughters said they “shared laughter and tears” with their father in their final few hours together. Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira announced his death, and said the last year of their father’s life had been “nothing short of remarkable”.
The Queen knighted the British Second World War veteran in July 2020, in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle. He raised more than £32M for NHS charities, during the first lockdown, in the UK. The Captain started the fundraise hoping for £1,000 for walking 100 laps around his garden – instead, he raised millions.
He died at a hospital, near his home in Bedfordshire. Due to his medication for pneumonia, he was unable to receive the vaccine. He tested positive for Covid-19 last week.
The nation’s spirits were lifted when his saying “Tomorrow will be a good day” vent viral on social media.
The Royal Family and Boris Johnson shared a few words
The Royal Family tweeted “The Queen is sending a private message of condolence to the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Captain Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year. Her thoughts and those of the Royal Family are with them.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted a tribute video to Captain Sir Tom Moore. He stated: “Captain Sir Tom Moore was a hero in the truest sense of the word. In the dark days of the Second World War he fought for freedom and in the face of this country’s deepest post-war crisis he united us all, he cheered us all up, and he embodied the triumph of the human spirit. He became not just a national inspiration but a beacon of hope for the world. Our thoughts are with his daughter Hannah and all his family.”