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Michael Mosley Credited His Parents, Bill and Joan, for His Successful Career

Type 2 diabetes was common in Michael Mosley's family.

Michael Mosley, a British TV journalist widely known for his appearance on “The One Show,” was sent to Britain by his parents when he was seven.

Michael Mosley advocated the low-carbohydrate diet and intermittent fasting and penned books promoting the keto diet.

The TV personality was reported missing on Wednesday at about 13:30 local time after he left Agios Nikolaos beach to set off on a walk.

However, tragically, the TV presenter passed away on June 5, 2024, at 67. His body was discovered on the Greek island of Symi following a five-day search.

Michael Mosley Followed in the Footsteps of His Father, Bill

Michael Mosley was born to his parents, Bill Mosley and Joan (née Stewart), on March 22, 1957, in Kolkata, India.

His father, Bill, was a banker working in Hong Kong and the Philippines, while details about Joan’s profession remain concealed.

Bill and Joan decided to send Michael to Britain for better education opportunities, although his mother was disheartened to send him off.

A cultural expectation set in Michael’s father’s mind that he would follow in his professional footsteps as a banker led him to send him off to Britain.

On top of that, it was common for British expatriates to send their children back to Britain for schooling during that time.

At his parents’ insistence, Michael attended a boarding school in England, where he studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

He followed in the footsteps of his father, Bill, and worked as a banker in the City of London for two years.

His maternal grandfather was reportedly an Anglican bishop. In fact, many of his maternal ancestors were involved in religious missionary work.

During his five-day search, several speculations, including that Michael was related to Oswald, surfaced online. However, despite having similar last names, they weren’t related.

The family’s inclination toward missionaries influenced Michael to consider becoming a priest when he was nearly 20 years old.

Michael’s father, Bill, reportedly passed away from complications of type 2 diabetes at 74. While details of his mother remain ambiguous.

British TV journalist Michael and his wife, Clare Bailey, were parents to four grown-up children, Dan, Alex, Jack, and their daughter, Kate.

Meanwhile, we offer our heartfelt condolences to Michael’s wife, children, and family. The television industry will undoubtedly miss this incredible talent for his remarkable works.

Additional Information

  • Michael Mosley’s book Fast and Live Longer was inspired by his own diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
  • Likewise, Michael was also had chronic insomnia which he unfolded in a BBC documentary on sleep.
  • Mosley and his wife Clare met at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School.
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