Dr. Michael Mosley’s heartbreaking final act on a mountainside in Greece before his death
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Dr. Michael Mosley’s heartbreaking final act on a mountainside in Greece before his death

It has now been confirmed that the late Dr Michael Mosley chose to lie down on a rock while climbing the Greek island of Symi before dying of natural causes.

The way the 67-year-old diet guru’s body was found, seemingly wanting to comply with NHS advice, suggests that rather than collapse, he chose to lie down with his legs elevated on a rock – on doctors’ advice to prevent fainting over it. Michael took a long walk and was found in a shady spot against a wall, without his backpack.




After mysteriously disappearing from the island, his body was found on Sunday in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach, after he was reported missing on Wednesday. Michael walked in just 90 seconds

The body of the diet guru was found on Sunday in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach, five days after he went missing(Image: No credit)

Rhodes coroner Despina Nethena said the condition of the bodies made it impossible to determine the cause of death so far – due to the extreme heat accelerating the decomposition of the bodies.

In an interview with the BBC, Greek police spokeswoman Konstantia Dimoglidou revealed that the initial autopsy did not show any signs of injury on the man’s body. The estimated time of death was around 4:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, after leaving friends at Agios Nikolaos beach for a walk around 1:30 p.m.

The spokeswoman explained that the position of his body suggested he died of natural causes and added that further toxicological and histological tests were awaited.

CCTV footage from a beach bar in Agia Marina reportedly shows the TV doctor descending a rocky slope near a fence before disappearing from view.

Michael’s death was confirmed by his devastated wife Clare Bailey(Photo: Maureen McLean/REX/Shutterstock)

On Monday, Dr. Saleyha Ahsan, Mosley’s co-star in “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor,” paid tribute to her “mentor and friend.” Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Dr Ahsan said: “The way I got to know him on screen, this really nice, approachable character that he meets on TV, that’s exactly how he was in real life and that’s how he stayed with me.”