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sad loss Captain Tom Moore, who raised millions for the NHS, dies aged 100 after testing positive for Covid-19

His daughters Hannah and Lucy announced his passing in a statement this evening.

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Captain Sir Tom Moore was admitted to hospital on Sunday (Danny Lawson/PA)

Captain Sir Tom Moore was admitted to hospital on Sunday (Danny Lawson/PA)

Captain Sir Tom Moore was admitted to hospital on Sunday (Danny Lawson/PA)

Captain Sir Tom Moore has died at the age of 100 after testing positive for Covid-19, his daughters said in a statement.

Sir Tom’s daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira 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.”

“Thank you.”

Sir Tom Moore became a household name after endearing himself to the nation with his charitable exploits during lockdown.

The 100-year-old Second World War veteran raised almost £33 million for the NHS, walking 100 laps of his garden in April last year.

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It led to Sir Tom rubbing shoulders with celebrities and becoming a star in his own right – in a matter of months he topped the charts, graced magazine covers and had film producers fighting for the rights to tell his story on the big screen.

In April, Sir Tom teamed up with singer Michael Ball for a cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone.

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Captain Sir Tom Moore was honoured at the GQ Men Of The Year awards (GQ/PA)

Captain Sir Tom Moore was honoured at the GQ Men Of The Year awards (GQ/PA)

Captain Sir Tom Moore was honoured at the GQ Men Of The Year awards (GQ/PA)

It went to number one in the singles charts, knocking Canadian superstar The Weeknd off the top spot, making Sir Tom – then aged 99 – the oldest artist to have a UK number one single.

He became a national treasure, being knighted by the Queen and appearing in an episode of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, where he discussed his life from war hero to national inspiration.

In September it emerged his fairy tale story was getting the Hollywood treatment following a fierce bidding war.

The “uplifting” and “life-affirming” biopic will focus on the former British Army captain’s “close relationship with his family and explore how his strength, wisdom and humour changed the way they viewed the world”.


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