Tributes pour in for Michael Mosley after missing TV doctor’s body is found

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By James Kay

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Tributes are pouring in for Michael Mosley, a TV doctor who went missing in Greece, whose body was discovered earlier today.

As previously reported, a local Greek cameraman was the first to discover the body of the missing TV doctor who vanished on the island of Symi last Wednesday.

The body was located near a perilous cave complex ominously known to locals as The Abyss. An umbrella was also found nearby. Formal identification of the remains is still pending.

Mosley, a renowned health expert, was last seen on surveillance footage at 2PM on Wednesday, departing from the village of Pedi and heading towards a rocky path.

GettyImages-1174938020.jpgMosley went missing on the Greek island of Symi. Credit: Brook Mitchell / Getty

For five days, the 67-year-old British TV presenter seemed to have disappeared without a trace, prompting an extensive search operation involving helicopters, divers, dogs, and drones.

It is believed Dr. Mosley left the beach at Saint Nikolas, where he had been with his wife Clare and two friends, before walking back alone to Pedi without his cell phone.

Rescuers fear he might have taken a wrong turn while attempting to return to his accommodation in Symi town.

Initially, police feared he had "fallen from a height" on the rocky path from the beach to Pedi. However, the footage confirmed he reached the village safely and may have been attempting a longer route home than previously thought.

GettyImages-1174937997.jpgThe body was sadly confirmed to be Dr. Mosley. Credit: Brook Mitchell / Getty

The body has been confirmed to be that of Dr. Mosley and an autopsy is set to be carried out soon.

Tributes have poured in for the beloved TV doctor from his friends and colleagues.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver wrote: "What a wonderfully sweet, kind and gentle man he was. He did such a lot of good for public health with his TV shows and research. He was a curious investigator, producer and presenter and often changed the conversation around many public health issues for the better."

Author and former doctor Adam Kay tweeted: "Desperately sad news about Michael Mosley. My thoughts with his family - may his memory be a blessing."


TV presenter Anthea Turner wrote: "I know you’ve been following Dr Michael Mosley’s story I’ve been glued to every update but this was the tragic news we all feared. With so much passion and a cheeky smile on his face he spent his life encouraging us all to make healthy choices.

"He wanted everyone to live a longer, better, more fulfilled life. His family will be broken, thinking of them and his friends on Symi."

Our thoughts are with Mosley's loved ones during this difficult time.

Featured image credit: Brook Mitchell / Getty

Tributes pour in for Michael Mosley after missing TV doctor’s body is found

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Tributes are pouring in for Michael Mosley, a TV doctor who went missing in Greece, whose body was discovered earlier today.

As previously reported, a local Greek cameraman was the first to discover the body of the missing TV doctor who vanished on the island of Symi last Wednesday.

The body was located near a perilous cave complex ominously known to locals as The Abyss. An umbrella was also found nearby. Formal identification of the remains is still pending.

Mosley, a renowned health expert, was last seen on surveillance footage at 2PM on Wednesday, departing from the village of Pedi and heading towards a rocky path.

GettyImages-1174938020.jpgMosley went missing on the Greek island of Symi. Credit: Brook Mitchell / Getty

For five days, the 67-year-old British TV presenter seemed to have disappeared without a trace, prompting an extensive search operation involving helicopters, divers, dogs, and drones.

It is believed Dr. Mosley left the beach at Saint Nikolas, where he had been with his wife Clare and two friends, before walking back alone to Pedi without his cell phone.

Rescuers fear he might have taken a wrong turn while attempting to return to his accommodation in Symi town.

Initially, police feared he had "fallen from a height" on the rocky path from the beach to Pedi. However, the footage confirmed he reached the village safely and may have been attempting a longer route home than previously thought.

GettyImages-1174937997.jpgThe body was sadly confirmed to be Dr. Mosley. Credit: Brook Mitchell / Getty

The body has been confirmed to be that of Dr. Mosley and an autopsy is set to be carried out soon.

Tributes have poured in for the beloved TV doctor from his friends and colleagues.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver wrote: "What a wonderfully sweet, kind and gentle man he was. He did such a lot of good for public health with his TV shows and research. He was a curious investigator, producer and presenter and often changed the conversation around many public health issues for the better."

Author and former doctor Adam Kay tweeted: "Desperately sad news about Michael Mosley. My thoughts with his family - may his memory be a blessing."


TV presenter Anthea Turner wrote: "I know you’ve been following Dr Michael Mosley’s story I’ve been glued to every update but this was the tragic news we all feared. With so much passion and a cheeky smile on his face he spent his life encouraging us all to make healthy choices.

"He wanted everyone to live a longer, better, more fulfilled life. His family will be broken, thinking of them and his friends on Symi."

Our thoughts are with Mosley's loved ones during this difficult time.

Featured image credit: Brook Mitchell / Getty