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16 August 2018, 14:15
A physician to the Queen has been killed in a cycling crash in central London.
Dr Peter Fisher, 67, died in a collision with a lorry in High Holborn on Wednesday morning (August 15).
After receiving treatment, he was pronounced dead at the scene, becoming the seventh cyclist to pass away in London this year.
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine described Dr Fisher as "a highly regarded colleague and friend".
Dr Fisher was a world expert in homeopathy, and a member of the royal medical household. He also served as physician to the Queen.
The Faculty has to announce with great sadness, news of the death of President, Dr Peter Fisher in a road accident near RLHIM, London @UCLH yesterday morning. Peter was Director of Research at the hospital. For media contact Greg White, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/4gxG016x9g— Faculty of Homeopathy (@fohhomeopathy) August 16, 2018
We are all deeply shocked and saddened to lose our dear friend and colleague Dr Peter Fisher in such tragic circumstances. He will be greatly missed by his patients and all of us. https://t.co/HMDKN9vOMl pic.twitter.com/LO1UE98VcS— UCLH (@uclh) August 16, 2018
He was the director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM), where he worked for 35 years, and president of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
Sir Marcus Setchell, the Queen’s former surgeon-gynaecologist, told the Evening Standard: ‘He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care. We are all shocked by his tragic loss.’
The Queen has reportedly has been informed of his death.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision should contact police on 0208 991 9555, quoting CAD 1899 of August 15.