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Sir David's family funds research into rare heart condition

A rare heart condition kills 12 people every week. But now an Oxford professor is developing a nationwide screening programme which could save the lives of thousands.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - also known as HCM - is the most common cause of heart related sudden death in people under 35 and claimed the life of broadcaster Sir David Frost's son.

Miles Frost was unaware he'd inherited the condition from his father. The family has started a fund to research the condition. Rachel Hepworth reports.

Son of late great David Frost interviews David Walliams

Like Father Like Son. The son of the late great David Frost, who was brought up in Gillingham, is hoping to follow in his father's footsteps with a career as a TV interviewer.

Wilf Frost has abandoned his career in the City to try his luck on television. And his first interviewee has been David Walliams, who's been telling him about life behind the scenes at Britain's Got Talent.

The grand finale is on Saturday and Wilf caught up with David during the live shows - on a mission to find out if he too has 'talent' - as an interviewer.


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Royalty and stars expected to remember Sir David Frost

The life and work of Sir David Frost, who died of a heart attack on board a cruise liner last year, will be commemorated in a memorial service at Westminster Abbey later today.

Sir David Frost in 2008, arriving for the premiere of Frost/Nixon, a film based on his infamous 1977 interviews with Richard Nixon. Credit: PA

Sir Michael Parkinson, BBC director general Tony Hall and Joanna Lumley will be among those paying tribute to the broadcaster who died in August aged 74.

Prince Charles will join Sir David's widow, Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard, in laying flowers at a memorial stone dedicated to the television star near Poets' Corner.

Known for his incisive interviews - above all with disgraced US president Richard Nixon - Sir David spent more than 50 years as a television star.

His award-winning interview style was considered non-aggressive, affable and effusive - but he had a talent for extracting intriguing information and revealing reactions from his subjects.


Friends and family gather at Sir David's funeral

Sir David Frost died while on a cruise Credit: PA

Friends and family of Sir David Frost gathered at his funeral to pay tribute to the broadcaster. Among the names at the service, held at Holy Trinity Church in Nuffield, Oxfordshire, were Stephen Fry and spin doctor and writer Alastair Campbell.

Sir David died earlier this month of a heart attack, aged 74, while on the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship where he was giving a speech. Mr Campbell said it had been a "wonderful send off". Writing on Twitter, he said: "Wife Carina and three sons all spoke and the love shone through".

Cruise company pays tribute to Sir David Frost

Tributes have been paid to the veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost who has died at the age of 74. It's believed he suffered a heart attack while on board the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, which left Southampton yesterday, on a 10-day Mediterranean cruise to Civitavecchia (Rome).

Sir David Frost was a remarkable journalist and broadcaster. Cunard had a proud association with him over many years. On behalf of us all at Cunard Line I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, family and friends.

– Peter Shanks, Cunard President and Managing Director
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