Captain Sir Tom Moore dies aged 100 after contracting coronavirus and pneumonia


Captain Sir Tom raised more than £32m for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

Second World War veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore, who inspired the nation in lockdown by raising millions for the NHS, has died aged 100, his family says.

Captain Sir Tom was taken to Bedford Hospital on Sunday after being treated for pneumonia for some time and testing positive for coronavirus last week.

He became a national treasure and a household name after raising more than £32m for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden with his zimmer frame.

Tom Moore, the 99-year-old, who is walking in support of the NHS
Image:Captain Tom Moore is pictured aged 99 walking 100 laps of his garden

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.Advertisement

“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.”

Thomas Moore was born on 30 April 1920 in Keighley, West Yorkshire.