Sir David Frost - Broadcaster Sir David Frost dies

Sir David Frost has died aged 74.

The veteran broadcaster passed away last night (31.08.13) following a suspected heart attack while on board the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, on which he was expected to give a speech to passengers.

A statement released to the BBC read: ''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.''

Sir David's career encompassed journalism, comedy writing and daytime television presenting.

He was known as brilliant interviewer and his most famous Q&A was with the disgraced former US President Richard Nixon during which he confronted him about the 1972 Watergate scandal.

The story behind the Nixon interviews was turned into a film in 2008, 'Frost/Nixon', which was nominated for five Oscars.

Since news of Frost's passing, numerous journalists, stars and politicians have taken to Twitter to pay their respects to the legendary broadcaster.

British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: ''My heart goes out to David Frost's family. He could be - and certainly was with me - both a friend and a fearsome interviewer.''

'This Morning' presenter Eamonn Holmes said: ''Awful news about Sir David Frost. Was with him recently. In Broadcasting ,The Daddy of them all ! Such an influence on me and a true Gent. (sic)''


Contactmusic

Tags: David Frost - David Cameron - Eamonn Holmes


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

Jay Z is one of the music's most successful entrepreneurs and he is now making...

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Finally, after three whole days of unchecked speculation online, AC/DC have...

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked

Lady Gaga has become the latest celebrity to find themselves in the middle...

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked


More recommendations

Comments

David Frost Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on David Frost

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All