Sir David Frost, the journalist and broadcaster whose lengthy career stretched from cutting-edge 60s satire to heavyweight interviews and celebrity gameshows, has died of a heart attack on a cruise ship, his family said.
The 74-year-old, whose programmes included That Was The Week That Was and The Frost Report, was to have given a lecture on board the Queen Elizabeth, which had just set sail on a Mediterranean cruise.
Frost boarded the ship at Southampton on Saturday afternoon, and had been due to speak to passengers en route to Lisbon.
Frost, who was knighted in 1993, helped establish London Weekend Television and TV-am. He was famed for his political interviews, most notably with Richard Nixon in 1977, in which the US president conceded some fault over Watergate for the first time.
A family statement said: "Sir David Frost died of a heart attack last night aboard the Queen Elizabeth where he was giving a speech.
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