In some horribly sad news, Captain Tom Moore - who raised millions for the NHS last year during the first lockdown - has died. The heroic war veteran, who turned 100 last year and was gifted with an RAF flyover for the occasion, had been in hospital with coronavirus.
Captain Tom's daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore said he had been being treated for pneumonia, and tested positive for COVID-19 last week. He was taken to Bedford Hospital after requiring help with his breathing on Sunday, and a post on his official Twitter account confirmed his sad passing today.
The announcement consisted solely of a photograph of the veteran smiling, along with the dates "1920 - 2021".
Captain Tom Moore had initially hoped to raise £1,000 for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire, but he quickly surpassed that and ended up raising a staggering £32 million. He went on to be given a knighthood by the Queen, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson nominated him for the honour.
At the time, the national hero said he was "certainly delighted and overawed by the fact this has happened to me. I thought this can't be true - I've always said this won't happen and it appears it actually has."
Our thoughts are with Captain Sir Tom Moore's loved ones at this very sad time.
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