Jamie Oliver shares heartbreaking tribute to Michael Mosley after body found

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has shared a touching tribute to Michael Mosley. The tragic confirmation came on Sunday that a body had been discovered during the search for the missing television doctor, Michael Mosley, who disappeared near a hiking trail on the picturesque Greek island of Symi.

Jamie Oliver took to Instagram to express his condolences, sharing: "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."

Oliver's followers were heartbroken by the news, with responses ranging from "Such sad, shocking news! " to "Utterly heartbreaking."

Other comments included expressions of disbelief and sadness, such as "Oh no! So very tragic! " and "This is so sad.", reports the Mirror.

Earlier in the week, drones were utilised in the search efforts on Symi, one of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece. Mosley, renowned for his work on The One Show and This Morning, was vacationing with his wife Clare when he went missing.

Emergency services on a boat at Agia Marina in Symi, Greece, where a body has been discovered during a search and rescue operation for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley
Emergency services on a boat at Agia Marina in Symi, Greece, where a body has been discovered during a search and rescue operation for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley -Credit:Yui Mok/PA Wire

The TV doctor was last seen strolling through Pedi in Symi on Wednesday at 1.52pm, shortly after he embarked on a hike from St Nickolas beach. Concerns grew that he might have encountered difficulties during his walk, prompting search efforts to intensify on Saturday evening towards a cave network known as The Abyss, where it's suspected he may have gone.

Search teams, including helicopters, drones, sniffer dogs, and numerous emergency personnel, are relentlessly combing the Dodecanese Island. Local authorities were alerted to the disappearance of the 67 year old Brit on Wednesday.

Dr Bailey Mosley's family broke their silence on Saturday via his wife, who issued an emotional statementthe first since Michael vanishedsaying: "It has been three days since Michael left the beach to go for a walk. The longest and most unbearable days for myself and my children."

She continued, expressing gratitude and determination: "The search is ongoing and our family are so incredibly grateful to the people of Symi, the Greek authorities and the British Consulate who are working tirelessly to help find Michael. We will not lose hope."

Mika Papakalodouka, the mayor's daughter, informed PA news agency on Friday that numerous locals had joined the search, with many taking to their boats in hopes of locating the missing Brit.

A 20 year old local resident expressed to PA: "It is a small island, people talk. We're good people actually here. Everybody is looking for him," and added, "It's such a small island to get lost on. It's so weird for us. Everybody is worried and looking for him."