Captain Sir Tom Moore has died after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 100-year-old, who became a national hero after raising almost £33m for the NHS, was taken to Bedford Hospital after requiring help with his breathing on Sunday.

In a statement, Capt Sir Tom's daughters Mrs 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 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."

The Army veteran became famous by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday during the first national lockdown in 2020.

From the Royal Family to politicians and public figures, people were quick to express their sadness at the news and post tributes.

It’s just a reminder of how, in dark times, one person can change the world and unite people.

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