Money collected on the fundraising page of explorer Henry Worsley has doubled since he died on the cusp of creating history earlier this week.
In the hours after the death of the Fulham dad was announced on the morning of January 25, he had collected £108,000 for the Endeavour Fund - exceeding his £100,000 target.
But 48 hours (January 27) later the figure stood at £204,000.
The former army officer was attempting a solo crossing of the Antarctic to mark the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s failed attempted crossing of the continent.
He died on January 24, after radioing for help and being airlifted off the ice on Day 70 of his trek, on January 22.
His Shackleton Solo expedition website said he had been taken to hospital with peritonitis, while his wife Joanna flew to be by his side.
The 55-year-old, who enjoyed a 36-year career in the army, was raising money for Endeavour Fund, a charity managed by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry which helps wounded servicemen and women who wish to undertake activities in the physical arena as part of their rehabilitation process.
A message on the JustGiving page read: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Henry Worsley died on the 24th January 2016 in hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile.
"We wish to thank the many hundreds of you who have shown unfailing support to Henry throughout his courageous final challenge, and for your great generosity to the Endeavour Fund.”
Donors giving money also took the opportunity to pay tribute to explorer. Stephen Macintosh said: “A hero with unmeasurable courage and determination. My thoughts are with you and all your family.”
Jo Winchcombe wrote: “A hugely brave and courageous explorer. Truly inspirational,” while Scott McVicar added: “You were an inspiration to us all Henry. We have lost a great man.”
Mr Worsley set out on his 1,000 mile challenge in November and died just 30 miles short becoming the first person to ever to cross the Antarctic alone.
His wife Joanna said he died following complete organ failure. Since then tributes have been pouring in from around the world, and out of it, with British astronaut Tim Peake describing Mr Worsley as “a true explorer, adventurer & inspiration to many” on his Twitter account.