Captain Sir Tom Moore dies after testing positive for coronavirus
London — The lockdown hero Captain Sir Tom Moore has died after testing positive for coronavirus.
Moore, 100, was admitted to the hospital over the weekend after suffering from pneumonia and later testing positive for Covid-19.
In a statement, his 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.”
Captain Sir Tom captured the hearts of the nation last year when he walked 100 laps of his garden to raise money for NHS charities.
The 100-year-old raised hundred of millions of pounds and was inundated with accolades following his remarkable efforts.