UK's Captain Tom Moore has died aged 100

British national hero and record-breaking fundraiser Captain Tom Moore has died aged 100, his family said on Tuesday.

The World War Two veteran raised millions of pounds for health service workers battling COVID-19.

Moore died on Tuesday morning at Bedford Hospital.

He had tested positive for COVID-19 on January 22nd and was fighting pneumonia.

His family said he had not been vaccinated due to other medication he was taking. Moore had been receiving treatment for prostate and skin cancer.

Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth will send a private message of condolence to the family, recognizing "the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world."

Raised in Yorkshire, northern England, Moore served in India, Burma and Sumatra during World War Two.

He struck a chord with locked-down Britain by walking around his garden with the help of a walking frame.

He raised tens of millions of dollars in personal donations - even more when accounting for tax benefits.

"Well what can you do? I mean, I think ... always be optimistic whatever you're talking about, be optimistic because it's a good day, I mean things will get better."

Britain's health minister said on Twitter that Moore was "a great British hero that showed the best of our country."