Captain Sir Tom Moore who raised £33 million for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic has died.
He was aged 100.
Captain Sir Tom was taken to hospital on Sunday suffering from pneumonia.
He’d also tested positive or 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.”
Liz Lees, chief nurse of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said:
“It has been our immense privilege to care for Captain Sir Tom Moore.
“We share our deepest condolences and sympathies with his family and loved ones at this incredibly sad time.
“We’d also like to say thank you and pay tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore for the remarkable contribution he has made to the NHS.”
The WWII veteran caught the imagination and generosity of the nation when he walked 100 lengths of his garden.
His efforts raised more than £33 million for the NHS.
Captain Sir Tom was knighted by the Queen at a special ceremony at Windsor Castle.
He also had a number hit in the chart with Michael Ball singing “We’ll Meet Again”.
Sir Tom was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
He served as a Second Lieutenant in Burma and saw considerable action in what is known as “The Forgotten War”.