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Sir David Frost dies, aged 74

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Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74 after a suspected heart attack.

The broadcaster had been giving a speech on board the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship on Saturday night (August 31) when he fell ill.

Sir David Frost

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Sir David Frost


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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."

Prime Minister David Cameron has led tributes to Frost, tweeting: "My heart goes out to David Frost's family. He could be - and certainly was with me - both a friend and a fearsome interviewer."

Sir David Frost and Lloyd Grossman presenting 'Through the Keyhole'

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Sir David Frost and Loyd Grossman on 'Through the Keyhole'


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The journalist was known for fronting shows such as The Frost Report and Through the Keyhole. His interviews with US President Richard Nixon became the subject of 2008 Academy Award-nominated film Frost/Nixon.

Stars including Stephen Fry and Russell Crowe have also paid tribute to Frost. Former BBC colleague Barney Jones said he will be missed "enormously".

Frost is survived by his wife of 30 years Carina and their three sons.

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