A doctor to the Queen has been killed after being hit by a lorry while cycling.
Dr Peter Fisher was riding his bike in central London when he was hit by a truck on his way to work in High Holborn.
Desperate bystanders tried to save the he 67-year-old by him giving him CPR, but he died at the scene.
The accident happened near the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM), London, yesterday morning at around 9.30am.
He was a world expert in homeopathy and a member of the royal medical household and was serving as homeopathic physician to the Queen for more than 15 years.
Dr Fisher was director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, in Bloomsbury, and president of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
He has become the eighth cyclist to be killed in London this year and the fifth to die during a collision with a lorry.
Greg White, chief executive of the Faculty of Homeopathy, said: “The Faculty of Homeopathy has to announce with great sadness, news of the death of the Faculty President, Dr Peter Fisher in a road accident.
“Dr Fisher was Director of Research at the hospital, Europe’s largest centre for integrative medicine. He was previously Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at King’s College Hospital.
“He was also one of the world leaders in homeopathic research, and will be sorely missed not only by his family and UK friends and colleagues but around the whole world.
“It’s no exaggeration to say Peter is an irreplaceable talent. He truly was a giant in all his fields of endeavour, which included clinician, researcher and academic.”
Dr Gill Gaskin, medical director at UCLH specialist hospitals board, said Dr Fisher will be missed by patients and colleagues.
She said: “We are all deeply shocked and saddened to lose Dr Peter Fisher in such tragic circumstances.
“Peter was Director of Research at UCLH’s Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM), and physician to Her Majesty The Queen.
“Peter was a highly regarded colleague and friend of many at the RLHIM, where he worked for more than 35 years.
“He was an international figure in homeopathy who was committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients.
“He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and patients alike.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to Peter’s family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”
A graduate of Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Homeopathy, Dr Fisher was a widely published expert in rheumatology and forms of complementary and alternative medicine.
Dr Fisher chaired the World Health Organisation’s working group on homeopathy and was a member of WHO’s Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine and was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal of the Polish Academy of Medicine in 2007.