Michael Mosley’s wife Dr Clare Bailey reveals ‘overwhelming grief’ after death of TV doctor on Greek island

MICHAEL Mosley’s wife Dr Clare Bailey has revealed her “overwhelming grief” after the tragic death of her husband.

The TV doctor’s body was tragically found on the rocky coast of the Greek island of Symi after he vanished on a hike last month.

She paid tribute to her late husband on Instagram


She paid tribute to her late husband on InstagramCredit: drclarebailey / Instagram
Dr Clare's brave message said Michael was 'ever present'


Dr Clare’s brave message said Michael was ‘ever present’Credit: drclarebailey / Instagram
The pair worked together on various projects such as the Fast 800 Programme


The pair worked together on various projects such as the Fast 800 ProgrammeCredit: drclarebailey / Instagram

Today, Dr Clare posted a heartfelt tribute to Michael on Instagram as she uploaded a collection of pictures of the happy couple.

Michael and Clare met at medical school and had been together for 44 years before he died of natural causes aged 67.

She said their family is finding it “very hard” putting their “lives back together”, but they have found the messages of support and outpouring of grief to be “very moving”.

Clare’s emotional post read: “We are trying to put our lives back together without Michael and it’s very hard.

“Not all the time. We can smile and laugh too. As well as comfort each other.

“Grief can feel overwhelming. Light and beautiful. Catch you by surprise. Feel like the weight of a stone or a sharp pain. It changes unexpectedly.

“As people often say, it’s a journey, not all sad and you take each day at a time.

“The extraordinary outpouring of grief and gratitude for Michael and how he has changed so many lives is very moving, including the heartfelt thoughts and kindness extended to us as a family, for which we are incredibly grateful.

“We sincerely hope that we can continue to share his positive message going forward.

“Because while we are learning to live without Michael, he is ever-present through the lives that he touched and the difference he made.

“The BBC’s celebration of Michael’s life tomorrow with ‘Just One Thing Day’ is wonderful.

Emotional tribute to late TV stars Dr Michael Mosley, Derek Draper and Strictly’s Robin Windsor at the TRIC awards

“A day dedicated to the impact he had on people’s lives and to celebrate his legacy within broadcasting and beyond – it’s humbling and delightful all at once. We are so grateful.”

BBC Radio 4 will be leading the charge on the day, kicking off on the Today show, which will welcome those who have changed their lives as a result of Mosley’s tips.

Later on Woman’s Hour, host Anita Rani will reflect on the impact the TV doctor has had on her life with a focus on the benefits of exercise.

The Food Programme will showcase past Just One Thing topics ranging from eating oily fish to the benefits of turmeric.

Meanwhile, Front Row will celebrate how listening to music or playing an instrument can bring a sense of calm.

Elsewhere across the BBC, Radio 2’s Tina Daheley and 6 Music’s Craig Charles will both get involved with one thing to improve their own wellbeing and BBC Radio 1 will also mark the day.

TV shows Morning Live and The One Show, where Mosley was a regular contributor, will join in celebrating his legacy.

Who was Dr Michael Mosley?

Mosley is credited with popularising the 5:2 diet, a form of intermittent fasting, through his book The Fast Diet, and he often pushed his body to extreme lengths during his research into health and wellbeing.

He first trained as a doctor in London before moving into the world of media, becoming a presenter, documentary maker, author and columnist.

During his career he presented a host of science programmes and films including the BBC series Trust Me, I’m A Doctor, which looked at healthcare in Britain, and hosted BBC Radio 4 podcast Just One Thing.
Just One Thing Day will take place across the BBC on July 12.

Mosley vanished following a hike on the Greek island of Symi on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Clare raised the alarm to alert authorities of his mysterious absence after the nutrition expert did not return to their place of residence after 7:30pm.

A search and rescue team was sent from Athens with drones and other equipment to join the search.

On Sunday morning June 9, 2024 a body was found and a police spokesperson told The Sun “there was no question” the man was Dr Michael Mosley.

The TV doctor was identified by his watch and clothes.

He was found a 30 minute walk from his last known position by a barman.

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