Captain Sir Tom Moore has passed away at the age of 100 after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus.
The news of the Army veteran’s passing was confirmed on his official Twitter account in a picture in a picture which reads: “Captain Sir Tom Moore […] 1920-2021.”
The Army veteran rose to fame during the UK’s first national lockdown when he walked 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire before his 100th birthday, £32 million for the NHS in the process.
He was subsequently knighted by the Queen in July.
On Sunday (January 31st), Sir Tom was admitted to Bedford Hospital after needing help with breathing.
His daughter later announced he had been treated for pneumonia in recent weeks, and tested positive for Covid-19 last week.
In a statement announcing his death, Sir Tom Moore’s daughters Mrs 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.”