The longtime doctor of Queen Elizabeth has passed away. The Queen is surely mourning his tragic and unexpected death.
The doctor, Peter Fisher, died after he was involved in a traffic accident on Wednesday, reported PEOPLE. The doctor, who treated Queen Elizabeth for 17 years, was killed when his bicycle collided with a truck in High Holborn, Central London, around 9.30 a.m. local time on Wednesday.
The driver of the truck stopped at the scene. He is currently assisting the Metropolitan Police with their investigation. Sadly, the accident happened on national Cycle to Work Day in Britain.
Buckingham Palace confirmed to PEOPLE that the Queen has been informed of Fisher’s death. They had no further comment to make.
“He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care,” Sir Marcus Setchell, former surgeon-gynecologist to the Queen, told the London Evening Standard. “We are all shocked by his tragic loss.”
Fisher, who was 67 at the time of his death, worked at The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine for more than 35 years. The medical director of the hospital said the staff were “shocked and saddened” at his death.
“Peter was a highly regarded colleague and friend of many,” Gaskin added in the written statement. “He was committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and patients alike.”
In his practice, Fisher used homeopathy and other forms of complementary medicine alongside with conventional medicine. He specialized in the treatment of rheumatological complaints including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and soft tissue syndromes such as fibromyalgia.
According to PEOPLE, the royal family has long been a proponent of natural medicine.
"The royal family has used homeopathy for generations. In 1920, the Duke of York, later King George VI, became patron of RLHIM, while Frederic Quin, who founded the hospital in 1849, was once physician to Prince Leopold, Queen Victoria’s father-in-law. The Queen continued her father’s patronage when she assumed the throne in 1953 and Prince Charles is known to be a big fan of using alternative therapies to treat both himself and his farm animals," explained the publication.
During his life, Fisher combined homeopathy and other forms of complementary medicine with conventional medicine, specializing in the treatment of rheumatological complaints including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and soft tissue syndromes such as fibromyalgia.
His family released a statement through Scotland Yard after his passing: “It is with deep sadness that Pete’s family and friends would like to recognize and honor the loving man, father, son and dear friend who has been tragically taken from us."
They continued, “He was devoted to his cause, a global authority in his field. We are all devastated by his sudden loss, as he had touched deeply so many of our lives.”
Please pray for his family as they mourn their loss. It's always especially awful to lose a loved one unexpectedly. In other news, the FDA found that a common heart medication can cause cancer, and the recall was extended to include even more drugs on August 7. Please pray for anyone who may have been taking these common drugs.