Sir David Frost, one of the greatest interviewers of a generation, has passed away at the age of 74.
Sir David died from a heart attack on board the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner.
The Frost family issued the following statement to the BBC. ‘‘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 Frost OBE was born in England on April 7, 1939. He started his television career on the British TV show ‘That Was The Week That Was’. He launched in America in 1970 with the TV specials ‘Frost Over America’ and his 1977 interview with disgraced US President Richard Nixon confirmed his ability to extract a story.
David Frost is the only person to have interviewed eight UK Prime Ministers and seven US presidents. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1970 and knighted in 1993. He also interviewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969.
Sir David was giving a speech about the QEII when he suffered the heart attack and died.