Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old WW2 veteran, and fundraiser passes away due to COVID-19 at the Bedford Hospital on Sunday.
He had been under treatment for pneumonia for some time and tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
At the age of 99, he had set a target of raising £1,000 in support of the UK’s NHS. In less than a year, he was able to raise almost £33 million
At the 10th Downing Street, Union Flag tonight flies at half-mast in memory of the life of Captain Sir Tom Moore.
A statement from Sir Tom’s daughters, Hannah and Lucy, said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore.
“We are so grateful that we were with him during the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by his bedside and Lucy on FaceTime.
“We spent hours chatting to him, reminiscing about 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 he’d only ever dreamed of.
“Whilst he’d been in so many hearts for just a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever.
“The care our father received from the NHS and carers over the last few weeks and years of his life has been extraordinary.
“They have been unfalteringly professional, kind, and compassionate and have given us many more years with him than we ever would have imagined.
“Over the past few days, our father spoke a great deal about the last 12 months and how proud he felt at being able to leave behind the growing legacy of his Foundation.
“We politely ask for privacy at this time so we can grieve quietly as a family and remember the wonderful 100 years our father had,” the statement added.
A number of Poignant tributes have been paid by the Queen, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock, and Labour Leader Keir Starmer on the demise of the veteran war hero.
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