TV Personality David Frost Dies

By JACKIE WILLIS

September 01, 2013

British TV broadcaster Sir David Frost, best known his interview with former President Richard Nixon that was made into the 2008 movie Frost/Nixon, passed away on Saturday night, Aug. 31, 2013. He was 74.

According a statement given to the BBC from his family, Frost died of a heart attack aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was to give a speech. "My heart goes out to David Frost’s family. He could be — and certainly was with me — both a friend and a fearsome interviewer," Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain said of Frost, who served as a TV personality for 50 years.

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The family tells the BBC that there will be a private funeral followed by a memorial service, and more details will be known "in due course."

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