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Captain Sir Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who raised a nation’s hopes in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic by raising millions for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), is aged 100 Died years after contracting the virus

He caught the world’s attention when he was leading his 100th birthday Birthday raised $ 57 million by completing 100 laps of his garden using a walking frame

Captain Sir Tom was born on Jan. Admitted to Bedford Hospital January with COVID-19 after weeks of treatment for pneumonia

His two daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira announced his death on Tuesday afternoon (UK time)

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore,” it said

“We’re so grateful we were with him in the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by his bed and Lucy at FaceTime

“We talked to him for hours, remembering our childhood and our wonderful mother We shared laughter and tears together

“The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things that he had only dreamed of

“While he was in so many hearts for only a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever”

For the past five years, Captain Sir Tom has been treated for prostate and skin cancer, his family said

He hadn’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 because of the other drugs he was taking for pneumonia

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen, who knighted Captain Sir Tom last May, will send a private message of condolences to his family, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Captain Sir Tom was “a hero in the world.” literally”the word”

“He fought for freedom in the dark days of World War II and united us all in the face of this country’s deepest post-war crisis,” Johnson said in a statement

When Captain Sir Tom began his sponsored walk at his home in the village of Marston Moretaine, 50 miles north of London, during the first wave of the pandemic, he was hoping to humble 1000 pounds (1798 US dollars)

He said he took the walk to say “thank you” for the NHS treatment he received after breaking his hip and being treated for cancer

Instead, his story went worldwide and he raised millions of dollars breaking two Guinness world records in the process

He was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth and was even the oldest artist to claim a number one single in the UK after recording “You Will Never Walk Alone” with Michael Ball to raise even more money for the NHS to collect

Raised in Yorkshire, Northern England, Captain Sir Tom served in India, Burma and Sumatra during World War II As a tribute to his 100th On his birthday last April, a transfer of the Royal Air Force was arranged

“I’ve never expected anything like this in my life, it’s really amazing,” he said at the time

In addition to a private message from the Queen to the family of Captain Sir Tom, Buckingham Palace said the monarch “thoroughly enjoyed” meeting him and his family when he was knighted at Windsor Castle last year. p>

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer of NHS England, said Captain Sir Tom was “the role model for all that was good about our country’s response to COVID-19”

“People are justifiably amazed at the tens of millions of pounds that Captain Sir Tom raised for the NHS,” she tweeted

“For me, his greatest achievement and contribution to supporting my fellow sisters, doctors, and everyone in the NHS coronavirus responders was how he brought the country together and gave us all a boost when we needed it most”

The British Parliament also paid tribute The House of Commons offered its condolences to Captain Sir Tom’s family while flags waved at half mast on Downing Street

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