The veteran, affectionately known as “Captain Tom,” tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was hospitalized on Sunday. Moore had received treatment for pneumonia over the past few weeks, his family said. His death was confirmed on social media accounts run by his family.
Moore rose to international prominence in April 2020 when he began fundraising for the health workers who had treated him for cancer by walking around his garden in Buckinghamshire, England, in the weeks leading up to his 100th birthday.
Moore initially set out to raise just £1,000 ($1,370). In the end he is estimated to have raised £33 million ($45 million) for essential workers. His efforts captured the hearts of millions in the U.K. and abroad in lockdown.