'A hero' People whose lives were transformed by Michael Mosley pay tribute

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Tributes have been pouring in to Dr Michael Mosley after a body was found in search for the missing health expert. On Sunday morning, June 9, police said that the body had been found with an umbrella near to a cave complex on the Greek island of Symi.

The 67-year-old doctor had been missing on the island since Wednesday, June 5. The health expert had reportedly set off on a walk from Saint Nikolas Beach at about 1.30pm local time on Wednesday but failed to return home.

He was seen on CCTV footage at 2pm leaving the village of Pedi and headed towards a rocky path. A police spokesperson said that a body was found on a rocky coast by a private boat. They added that formal identification was pending.

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People have taken to social media to pay tribute to Dr Mosley. The doctor is known for appearing on television programmes such as ITV's This Morning and BBC's The One Show. He was also one of the presenters of the series Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, which was also aired on BBC.

Recently, the doctor presented two Channel 4 series, Secrets of Your Big Shop and Who Made Britain Fat? His programmes have won Emmy and RTS awards and he was named the medical journalist of the year by the British Medical Association in 1995.

British politician and former deputy leader of the Labour party, Tom Watson took to X, which is formerly known as Twitter, to share his thoughts following the recent news. He said: "It's hard to describe how upset I am by this news. Through courageous, science-based journalism, Michael Mosley has helped thousands of people get well and healthy. I'm one of them. He was a hero to me. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Investigative journalist and Liberal Democrat politician, John Sweeney, described Dr Mosley as a "lovely, intelligent friend of humanity", while author Catherine Mayer described how the doctor "made one of the most joyous and genuinely significant pieces of television about how attitudes to age impact physical ageing".

She added: "I’m sorry he won’t get to practice what he learned. Huge sympathies to his wife and family." BBC journalist Lyse Doucet wrote: Such sad news - for his loving family and dear friends and the many who lived better lives because of his wonderful work".

On X, many people noted how the doctor had changed their lives. One X user, milominder, wrote: "An inspirational man who left his mark on so many people. Deepest sympathies to his poor family. Life is so cruel at times." Another X user, ali catterall, wrote: "Heartbroken for the family of Michael Mosley, whose work, alongside his wife Clare, saved countless lives. Through his guidance, in just four months I managed to reverse a disease, Type2, that kills millions every year. In an era sorely crying out for them, a true, selfless hero."

While Betty Redondo wrote: "Incredibly sad. It’s thanks to Michael Mosley that I - like many thousands of people - reversed my diabetes through diet / intermittent eating and have not had to take medication since. He helped a lot of people with his research."

Benjamin Ward wrote: "I'm unusually saddened by the news of a body being found in the search for Michael Mosley. A man who strived to use science to make people's lives better. Came across as a lovely, warm and kind man. Thoughts with his family, and hopefully they see how well thought of he was."