Captain Tom dies at 100

Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old who raised almost £33m for the NHS by walking laps of his garden, has died.

The army veteran, who once lived and worked in West Norfolk, captured the hearts of the nation after his attempt to raise £1,000 by walking up and down his garden caught the imagination and swelled into millions.

He had been treated for pneumonia over the past few weeks and last week tested positive for covid-19.

In a statement, his daughters 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.”

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