The WWII veteran was admitted to hospital on January 31, after having difficulty breathing. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and later tested positive for COVID-19.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore,” Capt Sir Tom’s daughters Mrs Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira said, according to BBC.
“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.”
Capt Sir Tom’s daughters praised the care he received at Bedford Hospital and from the NHS was “extraordinary”, saying staff have been “unfalteringly professional, kind and compassionate and have given us many more years with him than we ever would have imagined”.
The family also shared a very simple update to his followers on Twitter — posting a picture of the centenarian with the caption 1920 – 2021.
Captain Tom Moore became famous around the world for raising over $60 million for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
Walking 100 laps of his back garden ahead of his 100th birthday, his fundraising total skyrocketed as he captured the hearts of people everywhere.
His efforts earned him a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth last year. Buckingham Palace say Her Majesty is sending a private message of condolence to the family.