Jamie Oliver pays tribute to 'curious investigator' Michael Mosley and says he will be 'sadly missed'

Jamie Oliver
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TV chef Jamie Oliver has penned a heartfelt tribute to the 'wonderfully sweet, kind and gentle' Michael Mosley. He released an emotional statement after it was confirmed a body had been found during the search for the the missing health guru, who vanished while holidaying on the Greek island of Symi.

Jamie took to Instagram to share his condolences and said: "Rest in peace Michael Mosley…. Absolutely devastating news about the sad loss of fellow TV presenter Michael Mosley today. What a wonderfully sweet, kind and gentle man he was."

He said Dr Mosley had done "such a lot of good for public health with his TV shows and research". Jamie described him as a "curious investigator, producer and presenter", adding he "often changed the conversation around many public health issues for the better".

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The Mirror reports that Jamie concluded his post: "He will be sadly missed….love and thoughts to Clare and all of his family."

The famous chef's followers also shared their devastation, with one replying: "Such sad, shocking news!" Another said: "Utterly heartbreaking."

Dr Mosley, known for his appearances on The One Show and This Morning , was reported missing on Wednesday, June 5. As the search efforts entered the fifth day on Sunday, June 9, t he mayor of Symi said a body was discovered in a rocky area beside Agia Marina.

Mayor Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas said: "During our search, and as we were approaching a cave next to the Agia Marina beach, we were shooting along the coastline with cameras. We saw an object next to a fence on the beach and when we zoomed in we realised that it was Michael Mosley's body. He had probably fallen from a short cliff of about 10 metres."