Eight family members only attend Tom Moore’s funeral on Saturday, February 27, due to the corona rules.
British war veteran Moore (100), world-famous for his corona fundraising campaign, died of the coronavirus in early February. He was admitted to the hospital just before. According to his family, Moore had had pneumonia for a while, which is why he had not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Moore’s daughters, Lucy and Hannah, announced that the farewell will be held in private on Monday. This includes the four grandchildren of the war veteran.
“We understand that everyone would like to show their support, but other interested parties and the press are helping healthcare the most by staying at home,” the daughters said in a statement.
Moore became world-famous last year when he collected more than 38 million pounds while walking through his backyard for the fight against the coronavirus. The veteran also later scored another No. 1 hit with his version of You’ll Never Walk Alone.
King Elizabeth knighted him for his fundraising campaign and welcomed Moore and some family members to Windsor. Aircraft of the British Air Force flew over his home in tribute, and he was awarded the honorary title of colonel.