Dr. Michael Mosley's Body Was Found on a Greek Island Following a Search

Michael Mosley was found dead on an island of Greece, and no foul play was suspected. So, what happened to him?


Jun. 10 2024, Published 10:12 a.m. ET

Michael Mosley at the 14th Annual World Conference on inflammation.
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Following a days-long search, the body of British TV presenter Dr. Michael Mosley was found on a Greek island. Michael first went missing on June 5, 2024, after he went for a walk on Agios Nikolaos beach in Greece.

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Now, his body has been found and those who were following the saga of his disappearance want to better understand what happened to him. Here's what we know about why Michael went missing and what his cause of death could be.

Michael Mosley at the 14th World Conference on inflammation.
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What was Dr. Michael Mosley's cause of death?

After Michael's body was found, police officials said that a coroner ruled out foul play, but couldn't determine what his cause of death was. His body was transferred to the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, where more tests will be done.

Michael's body was found on the island of Symi, and the deputy mayor there confirmed that the body that had been found was "certainly" his.

"It's devastating to have lost Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind, and brilliant husband," Dr. Clare Bailey Mosley, Michael's wife, said in a statement. "We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much."

The body was first discovered after Symi Mayor Lefteris Papakalodoukas, journalists from state TV channel ERT and others filmed the area from a vessel.

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Michael's body was found lying face up with his head on a rock.

While his cause of death may still be uncertain, it seems clear that Michael died as a result of some sort of accident while he was on his walk. The news of his death is undoubtedly a tragic end, but one that many had likely suspected after days of searching didn't uncover his actual whereabouts.

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Michael hosted a number of shows in the U.K.

Michael was best known for hosting several BBC series on biology and medicine, including Trust Me, I'm a Doctor and The One Show. Michael started working for the BBC in 1985 and produced several documentaries for the BBC over the years. Following the news of his death, fans who had followed his career offered remembrances about him on his Instagram account.

"Absolutely devastated to hear the news this morning," one person wrote. "I don't know why it's touched me so much but I've been in tears. I think because he was such a combination of talent, positivity, empathy for people as well as clearly a very insightful clinical researcher and pioneer bringing insights about the microbiome and metabolic health to the mainstream. RIP dearest Michael. Thank you for everything."

"I think everyone has been holding our breath this week, hoping for a good outcome," another person added. "So sad to lose a national treasure, he’s been instrumental in changing my health decisions for a long time now. I can’t believe he’s gone, he will be greatly missed. Much love to his family at this sad time."

Our thoughts are with Michael's family and friends during this tragic time.

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