Captain Tom has died aged 100 with coronavirus

Captain Tom has died aged 100 with coronavirus

CAPTAIN SIRE TOM MOORE passed away today after a short battle with Covid-19, his family have announced.

He was taken to Bedford Hospital after having difficulty breathing on Sunday.

According to his daughter, he had been suffering from pneumonia for a couple of weeks, and was diagnosed with coronavirus just a few days ago.

The 100-year-old army veteran raised an incredible £33m (€37m) for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before hie 100th birthday last year.

He became something of symbol of hope for those struggling with lockdown, and for those hoping for an end to the pandemic.

In a statement, Cpt Tom's daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore, and Lucy Teixeira wrote: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tome 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."