Celebrity tributes after body found in search for Michael Mosley on greek island

Michael Mosley
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Showbiz stars have flooded social media with tributes after it was revealed this morning that a body had been found on the Greek island of Symi during the search for Dr Michael Mosley.

Michael, who many of us will know from This Morning, The One Show and much more, went missing earlier this week whilst on holiday on the island. His wife Clare Bailey, who is also a doctor, raised the alarm after he failed to return to the place they were staying after going for a walk.

This morning, officials in Symi confirmed that a body had been found, prompting stars such as Jamie Oliver and Ranvir Singh to offer their devastated condolences.

Taking to Instagram, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver posted: "Rest in peace Michael Mosley…. Absolutely devastating news about the sad loss of fellow tv presenter Micheal Mosley today. What a wonderfully sweet, kind and gentle man he was. he did such a lot of good for public health with his TV shows and research. He was a curious investigator, producer and presenter and often changed the conversation around many public health issues for the better. He will be sadly missed….love and thoughts to Claire and all of his family."

The famous chef's followers were deeply saddened by the news, the Mirror reports. One person wrote in response: "Such sad, shocking news!" Another wrote: "Utterly heartbreaking." Other comments included: "Oh no! So very tragic!" and, "This is so sad."

Ranvir Singh, who is known for her presenting role on Lorraine, also offered her condolences on social media.

She penned: "Terribly sad news. Thank you for changing the lives of thousands of people - including mine - for the better."

Earlier this week, drones were deployed in Symi as part of the extensive search and rescue mission for Michael Mosley - who was on holiday with his wife Clare at the time.

He was spotted walking through the town of Pedi on the Aegean island of Symi on Wednesday at 1.52pm, around 20 minutes after setting off from St Nickolas beach on a hiking trail.

Many believed that he may have run into trouble during that hike, but searchers on Saturday night turned their focus to a cave system known as The Abyss that they believe he could have entered.

A body was found in a rocky area near Agia Marina during the search for TV doctor on Sunday.

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