Michael Mosley's last words about wife Clare days before tragic death

Michael Mosley and his wife Clare
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Dr Michael Mosley tragically lost his life during a coastal walk on a Greek island holiday. His last tweet was a touching tribute to his beloved wife.

The 67 year old was reported missing by his wife Clare on Wednesday, June 5, when he failed to return from a hike. His body was discovered five days later, on Sunday, June 9, in a rocky area following an extensive search operation led by emergency workers.

Located about a 30-minute walk from the village of Pedi, where Mosley was last seen, his body was found with an umbrella nearby. Just two weeks before his untimely death on the Greek island of Symi, the TV doctor shared a sweet message about his marriage on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, reports OK!.

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On May 25, one of Michael's followers asked him if he'd seen himself being parodied on the impressions show, Dead Ringers, stating, 'I'd see it as an honour'. Michael responded: "I have.. I'm not convinced I really sound like that but my wife Clare says it is spot on."

Michael and his wife Clare, a former GP who lived in Buckinghamshire, had recently wrapped up their national tour, titled Eat (Better), Sleep (well), Live (longer). They attended the Hay Festival alongside other writers and experts before embarking on their Grecian adventure.

The couple, who shared a strong bond for 44 years, first met as young medical students at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, which is now part of the esteemed University College London (UCL). Michael and Clare were blessed with four children, three sons aged 33, 31, and 29, and a daughter who is 24.

Following Michael's passing, Clare released a statement saying: "I don't know quite where to begin with this. It's devastating to have lost Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband. We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much and were so happy together."

"I am incredibly proud of our children, their resilience and support over the past days. My family and I have been hugely comforted by the outpouring of love from people from around the world. It's clear that Michael meant a huge amount to so many of you."

"We're taking comfort in the fact that he so very nearly made it. He did an incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn't be easily seen by the extensive search team. Michael was an adventurous man, it's part of what made him so special."

"We are so grateful to the extraordinary people on Symi who have worked tirelessly to help find him. Some of these people on the island, who hadn't even heard of Michael, worked from dawn till dusk unasked. We're also very grateful to the press who have dealt with us with great respect.

"I feel so lucky to have our children and my amazing friends. Most of all, I feel so lucky to have had this life with Michael. Thank you all."