Captain Sir Tom Moore has died at the age of 100 after a battle with Covid and pneumonia. He has raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, was admitted to Bedford Hospital on Sunday. He tested positive for Covid-19 last week. His family said due to other medication he was receiving for pneumonia, he was unable to be vaccinated.
The Army veteran won the nation’s hearts by walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire last year during the first lockdown, raising money for NHS Charities Together. He was credited with lifting the nation’s spirits and his saying “Tomorrow will be a good day” trended on social media. He was knighted by the Queen in July in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle. Captain Tom died on Tuesday afternoon, and The Queen was among the thousands to pay their respects to the man dubbed a “Great British hero”.The flag above 10 Downing Street has been flying at half-mast in tribute and Mr Johnson has spoken to Mrs Ingram-Moore to offer his condolences.
A tweet from the White House said: “We join the United Kingdom and the world in [honouring] the memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore, who inspired millions through his life and his actions.”