UK’s Captain Tom Moore, a World War II veteran who lifted the nation’s mood by raising millions of pounds for health workers fighting the coronavirus, died on Tuesday aged 100 after contracting COVID-19.
Moore visited closed England and toured its framed gardens to raise £ 38.9 million ($ 53 million) for the National Health Service.
His ambition and intelligence spread excitement over the grim news of the coronavirus outbreak. Moore’s message to the world was that the sun would shine again and the clouds would shine.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore”. Her daughters said in a statement following his death Tuesday morning at Bedford Hospital in Central England.
He has treated for prostate and skin cancer for the past five years, his family said. Also he is battling pneumonia and is being treating in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 22. He cannot be vaccinated because of other drugs taking.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to Moore, whose exploits wowed the whole world.
“Captain Tom Moore is truly a hero,” said Johnson, who spoke to Moore’s daughter Hannah to offer his condolences. “This is not only a national inspiration, but also a beacon of hope for the world.”
The flag above his Downing Street office was lowered to half-mast in Moore’s honor.
On Wednesday, Johnson urged all British people to applaud the centennial fundraising.
After a minute of silence in honor of Moore, Johnson said, “Now we all have the opportunity to thank him and all that he stands for and believes in. So I invite everyone to join the national process. To Captain Tom and all these healthcare workers, he is. raise money for tonight at 6:00. “
Queen Elizabeth praised Captain Tom Moore
The queen, who became Knight of Moore at Windsor Castle last summer in recognition of her efforts, will send a personal message of condolence to the family, Buckingham Palace said. Also adding that the 94-year-old monarch was “very happy to meet Captain Sir.” Tom. “
“The thoughts of you and of the royal family are with you, acknowledging the inspiration. Also he has given to all nations and others around the world,” said the palace.
The White House also paid tribute to a man who “has inspired millions in his life and actions.”
When UK’s Captain Tom Moore in a blazer and tie embarks on a sponsored trip to his home in the village of Marston Morteyne, 80 miles north of London. He hopes to raise £ 1,000.
Instead, he set a world record for the National Health Service. Due to his calm determination and cheerful outlook that won the hearts of the British public.
Sunshine during lockdown
“The last year of our father’s life was no less extraordinary. He was remarkable and experienced things he only dreamed of,” said the daughters.
“Even though he was in many hearts for only a short time, he was an extraordinary father and grandfather and will stay alive in our hearts forever.”
His fame was such that his 100th birthday marked by a message from Johnson, a promotion to colonel, and the flight of historic aircraft and modern RAF helicopters over his home.
He received more than 125,000 birthday cards from sympathizers around the world and became the oldest person to reach number one on the UK major music singles map, which was included on the cover of “You’re Never Go Alone”.
“I never expected anything like this in my life, it’s amazing,” said Moore when he turned 100 on April 30. “Thank you everyone wherever you are.”
Moore was raised in Yorkshire, North England, and served in India, Burma, and Sumatra during World War II.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, his successor, gave him an honorary guard when he completed his 100th park length on 16 April 2020.
Moore found words to entertain the British public during the castle and added war veteran status to his position.
“For people who are having a hard time, the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will disappear,” he said after completing his sponsored trip.
“You all have to remember that someday we will get over it, everything will be fine, it may take some time. In the end we will all be fine.”