Sir Moore the 100-year-old world war II veteran who gained prominence in 2020 after raising 33 million pounds for the NHS died after contracting COVID-19. Sir Moore became a headliner after he promised to walk 100 laps around his 50-yard garden before his 100th birthday. He had hoped to raise 1000 pounds for the country’s health service but raised 33 million pounds instead. His 100th birthday was marked with a flyover of two World War II-era aircrafts.
He was knighted by the queen for the amount of money he had raised. His daughters report that they spent the final hours with him reminiscing about their childhood.
Condolences have been expressed by Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Britain who tweeted, “In the face of this country’s deepest post-war crisis, he united us all, he cheered us all up, and he embodied the triumph of the human spirit.”. In a statement issued by his namesake foundation, Sir Moore was lauded for “uniting the nation, giving hope when it was needed the most and being a beacon of light every single day.” According to a tweet from Buckingham Palace, the Queen has sent a private message of condolence to Sir Moore’s family.