Michael Mosley’s wife plans to continue work that gave husband ‘so much joy’

The widow of Michael Mosley has posted an emotional tribute to her husband and said she plans to continue the work that gave him “so much joy and such a sense of purpose”.

Mosley, a TV presenter, went missing while on holiday with his wife, Dr Clare Bailey, on the Greek island of Symi on 5 June. The 67-year-old’s body was discovered five days after disappearing during a coastal walk along St Nicholas beach.

A coroner in Rhodes ruled out foul play, saying there were no injuries to suggest Mosley had fallen victim to a crime, and almost certainly died of natural causes.

In an Instagram post, Bailey wrote: “Thank you all for your wonderfully supportive messages. The outpouring of love from so many people has meant a huge amount to me and my family.

“I’m going to be quiet for a while. I’m sure you will understand. But I will be back here soon. I very much want to continue with the work that gave Michael and myself so much joy and such a sense of purpose.

“Once more thank you so much for respecting my family’s privacy so kindly. Michael was an amazing man. Thank you for seeing that too. We miss him so much.”

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In a statement confirming Mosley’s death, Bailey said she was devastated to have lost her “funny, kind and brilliant husband”.

“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.”

She said her husband was “an adventurous man”, which was “part of what made him so special”, adding: “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.”

Mosley made a number of documentaries about diet and exercise, including the Channel 4 show Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat? He was also part of the BBC series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor.

Mosley was also credited for the rise in popularity of the 5:2 diet, which involves fasting for two days a week to lose weight. He was named medical journalist of the year by the British Medical Association in 1995.


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