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Sir David Frost dies on Queen Elizabeth cruise ship

Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir David Frost has died from a heart attack, his family said.

Sir David died last night on the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give a speech.

Sir David Frost with Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Known for incisive interviews with the leading figures of his time, and perhaps most famously disgraced US president Richard Nixon, Sir David spent more than 50 years as a television star.

In a statement to BBC News, Sir David's family 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."

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