UPDATED: Dr Michael Mosley ‘nearly made it’ wife reveals

By Reuters

Dr. Michael Mosley
Dr. Michael Mosley
British TV presenter and healthy living advocate Michael Mosley has been found dead on the Greek island of Symi, a deputy mayor of the island told Reuters on Sunday.

Mosley, 67, had been missing since Wednesday after he went for a walk alone along a coastal path in searing heat.

Police spokeswoman Constantina Dimoglidou had earlier said that the body of a person believed to be Mosley had been found in the area of Agia Marina.

“The mayor of the island and a state TV ERT journalist were filming the area of Agia Marina, when they spotted the body,” said deputy mayor Nikitas Grillis. “It is certainly him.”

Another police official said the body had been found on rocky terrain, close to the sea, dismissing earlier reports that said he was found in a cave. Police were investigating the scene.

Mosley, who was on the island with his wife, was last seen alive at 1:30 p.m. (1030 GMT) on Wednesday.

He had disappeared after setting out along a rocky coastal path from Agios Nikolaos beach to the village of Pedi, triggering a search operation.

Tributes flow for a ‘wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant’ man

Dr Michael Mosley’s wife, Dr  Claire Bailey today paid an emotional tribute to her ‘wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant’ husband. 

‘I don’t know quite where to begin with this. It’s devastating to have lost Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband.

‘We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much and were so happy together. I am incredibly proud of our children, their resilience and support over the past days.

‘My family and I have been hugely comforted by the outpouring of love from people from around the world. It’s clear that Michael meant a huge amount to so many of you.

‘We’re taking comfort in the fact that he so very nearly made it. He did an incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn’t be easily seen by the extensive search team.

‘Michael was an adventurous man, it’s part of what made him so special. We are so grateful to the extraordinary people on Symi who have worked tirelessly to help find him.

‘Some of these people on the island, who hadn’t even heard of Michael, worked from dawn till dusk unasked. We’re also very grateful to The Press who have dealt with us with great respect.’

Dr Bailey, who was married to the TV doctor for nearly 40 years, added: ‘I feel so lucky to have our children and my amazing friends. Most of all, I feel so lucky to have had this life with Michael. Thank you all x.’

Ted Verity, Editor of Mail Newspapers, shared: ‘Everyone at the Mail is absolutely devastated to hear of the death of Dr Michael Mosley.

‘Michael wasn’t just a unique and unmissable columnist. He was part of the Mail family.

‘Since he first wrote for us in 2011, we have published hundreds of his weekly columns and serialised many of his best-selling books – from the ground-breaking fast diets to others on gut health and sleep.

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