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Captain Tom Moore pictured on Barbados trip with Cliff Richard and Russ Abbot in one of the last photos before he died

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The US Sun
 2021-02-03

CAPTAIN Tom Moore is seen relaxing in Barbados alongside Cliff Richard and Russ Abbot in one of his final photos.

Britain went into mourning yesterday when it was revealed the 100-year-old war hero and NHS fundraiser had died.

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Captain Tom with Sir Cliff Richard and Russ Abbot in Barbados Credit: Facebook

Music legend Sir Cliff, 80, shared the picture - taken on Captain Tom's trip of a lifetime to the Caribbean in December - on his Facebook page.

He wrote: "How privileged, Russ Abbot and I were to meet this most wonderful man during his visit to Barbados!

"He was easy to be with and I understand why Sir Captain Tom was such an inspiration to all of us. Rest In Peace."

Cliff and pal Russ, 73 - one of the biggest stars of British TV in the 1980s - often head to Barbados in the winter months.

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The war hero and charity crusader was revealed to have died yesterday aged 100 Credit: PA:Press Association
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He was knighted by the Queen outdoors at Windsor Castle in July Credit: Getty Images - Getty
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Captain Tom raised more than £32million for the NHS by walking his garden Credit: Dan Charity - The Sun

Captain Tom's sunshine trip was organised after he said he would like to visit the Caribbean island, and he and his family flew out on December 11.

They jetted off before the UK government's strict rules on travel came into place and Tom tested negative for coronavirus on his return.

The war hero won the hearts of the nation with his bid to raise £1,000 for NHS charities before his 100th birthday on April 30.

By the milestone anniversary he had walked 200 laps and collected £32,796,436 in donations - the largest sum ever raised by one person.

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Captain Sir Tom Moore held up his new medal after being knighted Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd
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Tom getting a visit from David Beckham, who gave him a framed England shirt Credit: PA:Press Association

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In July, the Queen, who had cancelled all investitures, personally knighted him at Windsor Castle.

He then signed a three book deal and negotiated a film contract to donate money to his legacy, The Captain Tom Foundation.

On January 31, it was announced that he was being treated for coronavirus after contracting pneumonia, which had prevented him from having the Covid vaccine.

He sadly passed away on Tuesday, February 2, with his family by his bedside in his final hours.

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