Michael Mosley's widow shares one comfort for family after tragic death

The late Michael Mosley with wife Dr Clare Bailey
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Michael Mosley's grief-stricken widow Dr Clare Bailey has spoken out about life without the star for the first time as she shared the one comfort to her family. The TV doctor died of natural causes after disappearing on the Greek island of Symi last month.

Clare had reported the 67-year-old TV star missing after he failed to return from a coastal walk, leading to a massive search on the small island that lasted for days. In a new update on Instagram, Dr Clare Bailey said: "We are trying to put our lives back together without Michael and it’s very hard. Not all the time. We can smile and laugh too. As well as comfort each other.

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"Grief can feel overwhelming. Light and beautiful. Catch you by surprise. Feel like the weight of a stone or a sharp pain. It changes unexpectedly. As people often say, it’s a journey, not all sad and you take each day at a time.

"The extraordinary outpouring of grief and gratitude for Michael and how he has changed so many lives is very moving, including the heartfelt thoughts and kindness extended to us as a family, for which we are incredibly grateful.

"We sincerely hope that we can continue to share his positive message going forward. Because while we are learning to live without Michael, he is ever-present through the lives that he touched and the difference he made."

The BBC will honour the late star, who popularised the 5:2 diet, with a day of programmes dedicated to his legacy tomorrow (July 12). It is titled 'Just One Thing Day' after his popular BBC podcast.

Programmes are scheduled to run across BBC One, Radio 2, Radio 4 and Radio 6 Music on July 12. The Today programme will start with a discussion in which people can explain how Mosley's tips helped change their lives.

On Women's Hour, Anita Rani will discuss Mosley's exercise tips and Evan Davies will talk about waking up with a cold shower on PM. The Food Programme will delve into some of Mosley's diet and nutrition tips, while Front Row will celebrate the importance of music to bring a sense of calm.

Hosts on The One Show and Morning Live will choose one thing to challenge their health, along with Radio 2's Tina Daheley and Radio 6 Music's Craig Charles.