RIP Sir David Frost

David Frost with former US President Richard Nixon

David Frost with former US President Richard Nixon

The world has lost a broadcasting legend following the sad news that veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74 after a suspected heart attack while on board a cruise ship.

A family statement said he had been giving a speech aboard the Queen Elizabeth on Saturday night.

Sir David’s career spanned journalism, comedy writing and daytime television presenting, including The Frost Report and Through the Keyhole.  Internationally, he will be remembered for his revealing interviews with former US President Richard Nixon.

A statement said, “His family are devastated and ask for privacy at this difficult time. A family funeral will be held in the near future and details of a memorial service will be announced in due course.”

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