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Dr Michael Mosley passes away

Dr Michael Mosley
Dr Michael Mosley
11 Jun 2024
BBC science presenter, writer and executive producer Dr Michael Mosley passed away whilst on holiday on the Greek island of Symi.

Michael was due to be hosting a keynote session at the 2024 LACA Main Event titled ‘Ultra-processed Foods and Diet – Busting the Myths’. He received a host of BAFTA and Emmy nominations and had been named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.

Anita Brown, chair of LACA, said: “We were very much looking forward to hearing Dr Michael Mosely speak at this year’s LACA Main Event. We are sad to hear of his loss and send our condolences and sympathy to his family and friends.”

Michael’s programmes on exercise (The Truth About Exercise) and diet (Eat, Fast & Live Longer - which led to the hugely popular 5:2 diet) have produced much popular and media discussion as he examined the benefits of short, high-intensity exercise and fasting for two days a week.  

Charlotte Moore, chief content officer at the BBC, paid tribute by saying: “We are deeply saddened about the news of Dr Michael Mosley and our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

“Michael worked closely with BBC Radio 4 and the BBC Studios Science Unit for many years on groundbreaking science and health programmes from Medical Mavericks, Eat Fast Live Longer, Inside Michael Mosley and The Young Ones, to Trust me I’m a Doctor. He also made regular appearances on Morning Live and The One Show, and of course presented his own hugely popular and successful BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds podcast Just One Thing.

“He was a brilliant science broadcaster and programme maker, able to make the most complex subjects simple, but he was also passionate about engaging and entertaining audiences, inspiring us all to live a healthier, fuller life. His entertaining and accessible style was enjoyed by audiences around the world and he will be hugely missed by many people not least those fortunate enough to have worked with him at the BBC.”