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Michael Mosley – latest: TV doctor leaves Britain for the better, says friend in moving BBC tribute

The 67-year-old, who died on Greek island of Symi, ‘changed how we see ourselves, our health and wellbeing’

Jane Dalton
Monday 17 June 2024 13:23 BST
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The late television and radio doctor Michael Mosley leaves Britain for the better, after showing millions of people how to improve their health and wellbeing in easy ways, a friend and former colleague has said.

Scientist and broadcaster Dr Hannah Fry said in a special BBC documentary: “Dr Michael Mosley achieved what so many broadcasters dream of: he made a difference to people’s lives, changing the way we see ourselves, our health and our wellbeing.

“And in doing that for so many people, for so many years, he leaves Britain for the better.”

Dr Mosley , who died after disappearing on a walk on the Greek island of Symi, was aksi hailed as “one of the most important broadcasters of recent decades” in a special BBC Radio 4 programme.

It comes as his body is likely to be released to his family and repatriated by the weekend.

He was found to have died of natural causes on 5 June after setting off for a walk from Saint Nikolas beach at around 1.30pm that day in searing 40C heat without a mobile phone.

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Michael Mosley said he didn’t want to die ‘early’ like his father in tragic final interview

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New CCTV footage reveals last sighting of Dr Michael Mosley two hours before tragic death

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Michael Mosley revealed obsession with the good life and struggle to follow own advice in final BBC interview

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Michael Mosley’s legacy is going to live on, says fellow TV doctor as final interview airs

Michael Mosley’s legacy will live on, says fellow TV doctor as final interview airs

Dr Michael Mosley has been hailed as “modest and humble” by fellow TV doctor Chris van Tulleken. A special programme featuring the last interview conducted by the late Mosley, who died aged 67 last week after he went missing on the Greek island of Symi, aired on BBC Radio 4 on Friday morning (14 June). “Michael’s death has moved so many of us,” Van Tulleken said, introducing the programme. “His legacy is going to live on in our memories, every time we brush our teeth standing on one leg, we fast a little longer between meals, we build up our strength with squats or do any one of the other hundreds of tricks that he taught us.”

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Dr ‘changed nation’s health habits’

A BBC special has remembered TV doctor Michael Mosley, whose trailblazing style of self-experimentation in the name of science changed “the health habits of a nation”.

Michael Mosley: The Doctor Who Changed Britain reminded viewers of his numerous examples of self-experimentation.

He put a needle through his anaesthetised hand, and swallowed a camera to film his lunch digesting at the Science Museum.

He turned his body into a “living laboratory” in BBC Four documentary Infested: Living With Parasites.

In a clip from the programme which featured on the tribute show, Mosley said: “The time has come to give myself tapeworm. I’m feeling mildly apprehensive. Well, I think I’m confident that it should be safe.”

Dr Mosley also demonstrated the nutritious value of blood in 2015 documentary titled The Wonderful World Of Blood by making two black puddings out of his own blood.

“Millions of us will know Michael Mosley as a TV doctor who opened our eyes to a healthier way of life,” TV doctor Hannah Fry said.

“Michael was an endless source of inspiration, helping us live life that little bit better. Changing the health habits of a nation.”

(BBC)
Jane Dalton14 June 2024 22:05

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