SEARCH ENDS IN TRAGEDY! Missing British TV Presenter Dr. Michael Mosley Found Dead on Greek Island

SEARCH ENDS IN TRAGEDY! Missing British TV Presenter Dr. Michael Mosley Found Dead on Greek Island

ATHENS – Dr. Michael Mosley, a missing British TV presenter and author, was found dead on a Greek island Sunday morning after a days-long search, his family claimed.

Mosley, who went missing on the island of Symi on Wednesday afternoon, was discovered among rocks on a difficult stretch of coast by a boat party consisting of the local mayor and journalists.

Mosley’s wife stated that her husband took the incorrect way on a hike and fainted just short of reaching a marina in an area where his body could not be easily seen.

“Michael was an adventurous man, which is part of what made him so unique,” Dr. Clare Bailey Mosley said in a statement. “I am devastated to have lost Michael, my amazing, humorous, kind, and bright husband. We had a really lucky life together. We adored one other and were really happy together.”

Mosley, 67, was well-known in Britain for his numerous BBC shows, frequent television and radio appearances, and column in the Daily Mail daily. He was known outside of the United Kingdom for his 2013 book “The Fast Diet,” which he co-authored with journalist Mimi Spencer.

The book recommended the so-called “5:2 diet,” which promised to help people lose weight quickly by limiting their calorie consumption two days a week while eating properly the remaining five.

He later launched a quick weight loss program and produced a series of diet and fitness films.

Mosley frequently pushed his body to extremes to test the effects of his diets, and he also spent six weeks with tapeworms in his stomach for the BBC documentary “Infested! Living With Parasites.”

Even before the body’s identity was established, condolences to Mosley came in.

“In person, he was very much the sort of figure that you would see on television: immediately likable, genuinely funny, enthusiastic, he had this innate enthusiasm about life and he was always very generous with his time,” Spencer, his co-author, said BBC Radio 4. “He never blew his trumpet, he was quite a humble person.”

Tom Watson, the former deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party, praised Mosley and claimed to have dropped nearly 100 pounds after following one of the doctor’s diet books. “It’s hard to describe how upset I am by this news,” Watson wrote on the social networking platform X, formerly known as Twitter. “Through brave, science-based journalism, Michael Mosley has helped thousands of people become well and healthy. “I am one of them.”

Dr. Saleyha Ahsan, a co-host on “Trust Me, I’m A Doctor,” said Mosley had a gift for calming people down and teaching science to a broad audience, “not just a niche scientific crowd, but to everyone.”

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver claimed Mosley’s studies and television appearances benefited the public and shifted the debate around health issues.

Clare Bailey Mosley hailed the people of Symi, who she claimed worked tirelessly to find him.

The island’s mayor, Lefteris Papakalodoukas, told The Associated Press that he was in a boat with journalists when they noticed a body about 65 feet above the Agia Marina beach. He claimed Mosley was sleeping face-up next to a fence.

Local media said that one of the police officers who were removing Mosley’s body collapsed on the slope and had to be carried away on a stretcher. The body will be transported to the nearby island of Rhodes for an autopsy.

Mosley has four children with his wife, who is an author and health journalist.

Brian Melley of the Associated Press provided information to this article.

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