Michael Mosley's widow Clare speaks out after beloved TV doctor's tragic death

Dr Michael Mosley with his wife Clare Bailey in 2013
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Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, widow of the renowned TV doctor Michael Mosley, has expressed her desire to "continue with the work that gave Michael and myself so much joy".

The eminent broadcaster, who was a pivotal figure in promoting the 5:2 diet, tragically passed away at the age of 67. He was reported missing on the Greek island of Symi before his body was discovered in a rugged region close to Agia Marina beach on June 9.

Konstantia Dimoglidou, a spokesperson for the Greek police, confirmed to the BBC that he had died of natural causes. In the aftermath, Dr Bailey Mosley turned to Instagram last Saturday to voice her gratitude for the "outpouring of love" felt by the family after the loss of her husband, acknowledging that it "has meant a huge amount".

Following the recent events, she informed her followers: "I'm going to be quiet for a while." She continued by saying, "I'm sure you will understand. But I will be back here soon."

Adamant about continuing their shared mission, she affirmed, "I very much want to continue with the natural work that gave Michael and myself so much joy and such a sense of purpose."

In a heartfelt note, Dr Bailey Mosley acknowledged the public's respect for her family's privacy, stating, "Once more thank you so much for respecting my family's privacy so kindly."

Reflecting on her late husband's impact, she concluded: "Michael was an amazing man. Thank you for seeing that too. We miss him so much."

Michael Mosley had spent time with his wife and acquaintances at Agios Nikolaos beach on June 5. Later that day, he set off alone for a hike towards the island's heart and subsequently disappeared.

During the search operation, Mosley's four offspring joined their mother, herself a GP and author of cookery books, in a united effort to find their father.

Tributes poured in after the sad announcement of Mosley's passing, with TV chef Jamie Oliver describing it as "absolutely devastating" and renowned physicist and broadcaster Brian Cox commending him as a "genuinely lovely man" and acknowledging his support during Cox's early days in television.

Dr Bailey Mosley had joined her husband on theatrical tours and this May, the pair were seen at the Hay Festival where Mosley broadcasted a special edition of his acclaimed Radio 4 series and podcast, Just One Thing.

Trained initially as a medical professional in the capital, Mosley transitioned to a media career, gaining repute as a presenter, documentary filmmaker, author, and newspaper columnist.

Throughout his extensive career, he became known for hosting various science-related shows and films; among them was the prominent BBC series Trust Me, Im A Doctor, which delved into British healthcare matters, as well as his informative podcast Just One Thing, offering listeners handy health betterment tips.