Captain Sir Tom Moore tragically died after a battle of Covid at the age of 100.
Captain Sir Tom Moore has died at the age of 100 after testing positive for Covid-19, his daughters Hannah and Lucy said in a statement.
The 100-year fundraiser was hospitalized on Sunday after being treated for pneumonia for some time and testing positive for coronavirus the week before last.
Bedford Hospital announced Monday that members of his family had come to see Sir Tom in the intensive care unit.
The veteran’s family confirmed his illness on Sunday in a statement on Capt Sir Tom’s Twitter page that said, “He has been at our home to this day when he needed extra help with breathing.
“He’s being treated in a ward even though he’s not in intensive care.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted, “I’m so sorry to hear that Captain Tom passed away in the hospital.
“He was a great British hero who showed the best of our country and I send my best wishes to his family at this point.”
In a statement posted on Twitter, Liz Lees, Head Nurse, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It has been our great privilege to look after Captain Sir Tom Moore.
“We extend our deepest condolences and condolences to his family and loved ones at this incredibly sad time.
“We would also like to thank you and thank Captain Sir Tom Moore for the remarkable contribution he has made to the NHS.”
In a statement, Sir Tom’s daughters, Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira 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 in the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by his bed and Lucy on FaceTime. We chatted with him for hours and remembered our childhood and our wonderful mother. We did.” laughed together and tears together.
“The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things that he had only dreamed of.
“While he was in so many hearts for only a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever.
“The care our father has received from the NHS and caregivers over the last few weeks and years of his life has been exceptional. They have been steadfastly professional, kind and compassionate, and have spent many more years with him than we could ever have imagined .
“In the past few days, our father has talked a lot about the past 12 months and how proud he was to be able to leave behind the growing legacy of his foundation.
“We kindly ask for privacy at this point so that we as a family can quietly mourn and remember the wonderful 100 years that our father had.”