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Tributes Are Flooding In Following The Death Of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Tributes Are Flooding In Following The Death Of Captain Sir Tom Moore

The 100-year-old passed away after testing positive for Covid-19

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

Tributes have started to flood in following the announcement that Captain Sir Tom Moore has passed away after testing positive for Covid-19.

The centenarian became a national celebrity last year when, to mark his 100th birthday, he decided to do 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS during the first lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic.

He went on to raise over £32 million.

In a statement, Sir Tom's daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira said: "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."

Now social media has become flooded with messages paying tribute to the war hero.

The NHS replied to the obituary on his official Twitter account, writing: "Thanks for everything Sir Tom," followed by a blue love heart.

Someone else wrote: "Devastating! My deepest sympathies and condolences to the whole family. There's no words to even begin to offer comfort after such a huge loss. My heart is so sad. The world was a better place for him and his legacy will live on for ever. God Bless you, Captain Tom, Rest in Peace."

In a statement from Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Nurse Liz Lees OBE, said: "It has been our immense privilege to care for Captain Sir Tom Moore.

"We share our deepest condolences and sympathies with his family and loved ones at this incredibly sad time. We'd also like to say thank you, and pay tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore for the remarkable contribution he has made to the NHS."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, News