Dr Michael Mosley’s widow to continue husband’s work

Michael Mosley’s widow has vowed to continue the TV health expert’s work, while thanking fans for their “wonderfully supportive messages” over his death.

Writing on Instagram for the first time since her husband went missing, Dr Clare Bailey Mosley said his family “miss him so much”.

The 67-year-old father-of-four went missing on 5 June while on holiday on the Greek island of Symi.

His disappearance sparked a five-day search, before his body was discovered on a hillside along the coastline from where he and his wife had been staying.

Mosley was first reported missing after he went for a walk without his phone. Setting off in the early afternoon, he had walked across rocky terrain in intense heat.

His body was found by the manager of a nearby bar.

Dr Bailey Mosley said in her message that she was “going to be quiet for a while” but would return to social media as “I very much want to continue the work that gave Michael and myself so much joy and such a sense of purpose”.

For two decades, Mosley had worked as a health presenter, documentary maker, journalist and author.

He was known for his TV programmes including Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, and BBC Radio 4’s Just One Thing podcast.

Mosley popularised the 5:2 and the Fast 800 diets, which advocate intermittent fasting and low-carbohydrate meals.

His death prompted an outpouring of tributes from both colleagues and members of the public.

Chris van Tulleken, one of Mosley’s co-presenters on Trust Me, I’m A Doctor, described him as “one of the most important broadcasters of the last few decades”.

Meanwhile, one of his listeners, Sue, told the BBC that Dr Mosley’s broadcasts helped her get through the Covid pandemic, adding: “We are all the richer for having him in our lives.”

Dr Bailey Mosley wrote in her message that the “outpouring of love from so many people has meant a huge amount to me and my family”, and thanked fans for respecting his family’s privacy.

She added: “Michael was an amazing man. Thank you for seeing that too. We miss him so much.”

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