Capt. Tom Moore, UK veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown, dies after testing positive for COVID-19. Moore's family announced his death Tuesday in a tweet with his photo, noting that his death was in 2021. He was 100. Captain Tom, as he became known in newspaper headlines and TV interviews, initially set out to raise about $1,250 for Britain's National Health Service NHS Charities Together. He reached his initial goal within about 24 hours, according to a post on his fundraising page April 10. A few days later, Moore had raised more than $1.25 million. Ref. USAToday.