UK mourns the loss of Captain Tom Moore

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The UK mourns the loss of Captain Tom Moore, whose fundraising efforts inspired a nation in 2020.

Liam Payne and Tony Bennett have paid tribute to British army veteran and fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore following his death on Tuesday.

The 100-year-old had been hospitalised with COVID-19 symptoms on Sunday, and his family shared the news of his loss two days later.

Captain Tom, as he was affectionately known, became beloved for raising almost $45 million (£33 million) for Britain’s struggling National Health Service last year by walking 100 laps of his garden, and a string of celebrity fans took to social media following the news of his passing to salute his memory.

“What an amazing life this man lead (sic), may he continue to be an inspiration to us all. Rest in peace Captain,” wrote Liam Payne, while crooner Tony Bennett, who went public with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis on Monday, shared: “Saddened to hear of Captain Tom’s passing.”

Opera star Katherine Jenkins tweeted: “Tomorrow will be a good day because of how brightly you shone in all our lives. Thank you for bringing us hope and strength. An angel amongst the angels. RIP Captain Sir Tom @captaintommoore”.

Devastating news for the UK and the many other people inspired by Captain Tom. Thoughts are with the family at this time.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe