Michael Mosley’s death confirmed after body was found on the Greek island of Symi

Michael Mosely

by Akhila Thomas |
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The death of Dr. Michael Mosley has been confirmed by a statement from his wife, subsequent to the discovery of a body during the search efforts, following his disappearance near a hiking trail on Symi (one of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece).

Michael Mosley, known for his appearances on The One Show and This Morning, and for fronting documentaries was on holiday with his wife Clare at the time and was officially declared missing on Wednesday, according to his agent.

Michael Mosley's death confirmed

After recent CCTV footage was discovered, police are looking into the cause of death. He may have slipped, tripped, fallen or been bitten by a snake according to the statementgiven by a Senior Police Spokesman Constantina Dimoglidou.

In a statement given yesterday his wife, Dr Clare Bailey Mosley said: "We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much and were so happy together."

She said she was incredibly proud of her children and had been "hugely comforted by the outpouring of love from people around the world".

Michael Mosley disappearance

Michael Mosley was on holiday with his wife on the Greek island of Symi when he went out for a walk and and did not return home.

A search and rescue operation was launched to locate him and an appeal was shared in a local Facebook group along with a photograph seeking updates about his whereabouts.

michael mosely on beach
The photograph shared along with the post about Dr. Michael Mosely's disappearance from the Greek island of Simi ©Sky News

Drones were deployed earlier this week as part of the search and rescue mission. The search then turned to a network of caves known locally as The Abyss. It is believed his body was found by search staff on Sunday morning nearby, reportedly with a purple umbrella. The discovery was made in St Michael’s marina on the Greek island of Symi.

As a columnist for the Daily Mail and host for the BBC health podcast Just One Thing, Dr Michael Mosley was a popular household name. In 2012, came up with the 5:2 diet which recommended restricted calories for two days a week, when intermittent fasting was only becoming popular. He was also the brains behind the popular Fast 800 Keto Diet which helps to suppress hunger and make it easier to stick to a low-calorie diet.

Akhila Thomas is a digital writer at Yours.co.uk and her areas of interest are beauty, fashion, food, wellness and lifestyle. She has previously written for magazines like Leftlion, Women’s Health and t’Art and worked extensively with art, culture, fashion and social media trends. She also likes to travel and explore new cultures and cuisines.

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