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Nixon interviewer David Frost has died


LONDON (WKOW) -- Veteran British broadcaster David Frost has died at the age of 74.

Frost's family said he died of a heart attack Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. He was scheduled to deliver a speech there. In a statement to the BBC, Frost's family says they are devastated, asking for privacy during this difficult time.

Frost may be most remembered for his series of television interviews with former President Richard Nixon after the Watergate scandal. At the time, it was the most widely watched news interview in the history of TV.

Frost's TV career spanned half a century, as a broadcaster, game show host and serious political journalist. He was the only reporter to have interviewed the last eight British prime ministers and the seven U.S. presidents in office between 1969 to 2008.

"Being interviewed by him was always a pleasure but also you knew that there would be multiple stories the next day arising from it," former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said.

Frost is survived by his wife, Carina, and their three sons.
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