Captain Sir Tom Moore Dies: Michael Vaughan, Tim Cahill Lead Sports Fraternity’s Tribute for the World War II Veteran

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Captain Sir Tom Moore, the World War II veteran, who lighted the hearts of people of Britain with his fundraising effort for the NHS workers, died after testing positive for coronavirus. He was 100. His family confirmed Moore’s death via a tweet on Tuesday (February 2). “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore,” his daughters said in a statement. The World War Two veteran had raised millions for health service workers by walking 100 lengths of his garden during the lockdown last year in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Captain Sir Tom Moore Dies at 100, UK’s Lockdown Hero Was Hospitalised After Testing Positive for COVID-19.

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Moore died at Bedford Hospital where he was admitted after testing COVID-19 positive on January 22. The family confirmed Moore was battling pneumonia and had also been receiving treatment for prostate and skin cancer. He was not vaccinated against COVID-19 as he was on medication for other illness.

Captain Tom Moore Dies at 100

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Many from the sports fraternity, including former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, reacted to the Captain Moore’s sad demise. Vaughan paid his condolences and offered support to the bereaved family. He was joined by many from the sports fraternity. Take a look at their reactions.

RIP Sir Captain Tom

Fulham Football Club Pays Tribute

RIP Sir Tom An Inspiration to Us All

England Football Team Pays Tribute

Forever a Hero - Derby County

Rest In Peace Sir Tom Moore

A Truly Remarkable Man - Watford FC

Formula 1 Offers Condolences

Tottenham Hotspur Offers Condolences

Sir Tom Moore had become an emblem of hope and inspiration after raising over 33 million pounds by pacing 100 laps around his garden every day. Moore has set out to raise 1,000 pounds for the National Health Care Service Workers, who battled on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. But his quest was soon viral and drew attention from different corners of the world. Many across Britain, the United States and even Japan donated to his cause and helped raise 33 million pounds.

“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,” his daughters was quoted as saying by news agency Reuters. “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.” Moore was knighted for his fundraising efforts by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Windsor castle.