The Queen Mourns The Death Of Captain Tom Moore
Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her sadness at learning of Captain Sir Thomas Moore's passing. The death of the inspirational WWII veteran and COVID-19 fundraiser was confirmed on Tuesday, following news that Moore, 100, had tested positive for the disease and was battling pneumonia last week. In a social media tribute, the Royal Family stated the Queen "very much enjoyed meeting" Captain Tom in 2020 and she will be sending "a private message of condolence" to his family.
Queen Elizabeth II is leading the tributes following news of Captain Sir Tom Moore's death.
On Tuesday, Moore's official Twitter page confirmed his passing at age 100, sharing a picture with a "1920-2021" caption. Captain Tom had been hospitalized last week due to a COVID-19 diagnosis and a bout of pneumonia. Upon learning the sad news, the Royal Family's social media pages paid tribute to the late WWII veteran and fundraiser with a message from the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth's tribute for Captain Sir Tom Moore
On Instagram, the Royal Family wrote: "The Queen is sending a private message of condolence to the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Captain Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year. Her thoughts and those of the Royal Family are with them."
The tribute featured a picture of the Queen with Captain Tom and his family at his knighthood ceremony in July 2020. Moore attended the socially-distanced investiture at Windsor Castle, where he was presented with the insignia of Knight Bachelor.
Captain Sir Tom Moore had died (1920-2021)
Moore, a WWII veteran, captured the hearts of the world in 2020 when he launched a COVID-19 fundraising walk in his garden leading up to his 100th birthday. The walk—of 100 laps in his garden before his 100th birthday—was a huge success, raising millions for the UK's NHS, while Captain Tom himself became a symbol of hope, inspiration, and perseverance during the pandemic.
According to the BBC, Moore's family said that he was unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as he was taking other medication for pneumonia. He would have turned 101 years old in April 2021. May he rest in peace.