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Captain Tom Moore, WWII Vet Who Became U.K. Lockdown Icon, Dies of Virus

Capt. Tom Moore at home in Marston Moretaine, England on April 30, 2020.
Capt. Tom Moore at home in Marston Moretaine, England on April 30, 2020.Source: Handout/Capture the Light Photography/Getty Images

Captain Tom Moore, the centenarian war veteran who became a U.K. lockdown icon after an epic sponsored walk to raise money for the National Health Service, has died at the age of 100.

Moore’s family announced his death with a post on his Twitter account. He had recently tested positive for Covid-19, drawing messages of support from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other prominent figures.