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Dr Michael Mosley ‘didn’t want to die early like his father’-Laura Harman-Entertainment – Metro

‘I thought that’s not a road I want to go down.’

Dr Michael Mosley ‘didn’t want to die early like his father’-Laura Harman-Entertainment – Metro

Michael Mosley said he didn’t want to die early in an interview (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

In one of his last interviews before his disappearance and subsequent death, Dr Michael Mosely revealed that he didn’t want to die ‘early’ like his father.

While on holiday in Greece, Mosley, 67, sadly died after he went missing while on a walk and died of heat exhaustion after walking for hours in the blistering heat.

In an interview before his death, the TV personality spoke about his family and his father’s death at the age of 74.

Speaking to The Telegraph, the television doctor opened up about developing Type 2 diabetes, which led to his father’s death.

‘When my GP told me I should start medication, it shouldn’t have been a shock, because my dad had developed diabetes around the same age, I was then – 55. And he then died at the age of 74, from complications of diabetes. I shouldn’t have been shocked, but I was.’

Mosley then revealed that he was encouraged to reverse his diabetes to avoid following the same path.

‘I had seen what had happened to my father. He had died at the age of 74, which is early these days.’

The TV personality was seven years younger than his father was when he died (Picture: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

He reflected that his father didn’t see his grandchildren grow up, something he didn’t want to happen to himself. 

‘That feels young. He hadn’t seen his grandkids grow up. I thought that’s not a road I want to go down.’

At his time of death, Mosley and his wife Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, had four children; sons Dan (born 1991) Alex, (born 1993) Jack (born 1995), and a daughter Kate (born 2000).

Mosley and his wife married in 1987 (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Speaking about his father further in the interview, the beloved TV doctor spoke about loneliness in older men.

‘Men are not so good at forming relationships, on the whole,’ he said. ‘And when they hit retirement, suddenly realise they’ve got no friends.’

‘My dad, when he retired, basically sat on the sofa and watched sport and that was incredibly bad for him,’ he added.

The doctor went missing in Symi in Greece on June 5th (Picture: Shutterstock)

He then revealed that he had no plans of slowing down: ‘I’m 67 and a lot of my mates are now retired.’

‘Neither I nor Clare [his wife] have any intention of giving up work. Why would you give up? Now in my mid-to-late 60s, I am quite happy to go on writing and giving public speeches and making telly and podcasts.’

Since his death, stories have emerged about the Doctor’s positive impact on those around him.

An incredible story about how he saved someone’s life was recalled on The One Show as it was revealed he performed CPR on someone who collapsed in the BBC offices.

Fans have also paid tribute to the late doctor and spoken about how he changed their lives for the better with his health advice.

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