British Captain Tom Moore, Who Helped to Raise Millions Amid Pandemic, Has Passed Away at 100

Captain Tom Moore has sadly died.

The World War II veteran, who helped to raise millions for the National Health Service in the UK amid the pandemic, passed away due to COVID-19, his family confirmed Tuesday (February 2).

He was 100 years old.

By walking laps in his garden in 2020, he was able to raise nearly $45 million for the NHS, and earned him the affection of the nation amid lockdown.

His efforts also led to him earning him a military promotion, a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II and even a number-one single on the charts.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore,” the family said in a statement to PA Media, via CNN.

“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.”

Buckingham Palace also said the Queen was sending a private message of condolence to his family.

Our thoughts are with Captain Tom Moore‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

We have sadly lost all of these stars due to the pandemic.

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