By Jueseppi B.
From Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press:
Frost died of a suspected heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give a speech, the family said. The cruise company Cunard said its vessel left the English port of Southampton on Saturday for a 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean.
Known both for an amiable personality and incisive interviews with leading public figures, Frost’s career in television news and entertainment spanned almost half a century. He was the only person to have interviewed all six British prime ministers serving between 1964 and 2007 and the seven U.S. presidents in office between 1969 and 2008. Outside world affairs, his roster ranged from Orson Welles to Muhammad Ali to Clint Eastwood.
Thank you Associated Press.
After graduating from Cambridge, Frost rose to prominence in the UK when he was chosen to host the satirical program That Was the Week That Was in 1962. His success on this show led to work as a host on US television. He became known for his television interviews with senior political figures, among them The Nixon Interviews with former United States President Richard Nixon in 1977, which were adapted into a stage play and film.
Frost was one of the ‘Famous Five’ who were behind the launch of ITV breakfast station TV-amin 1983. For the BBC, he hosted the Sunday morning interview program Breakfast with Frost from 1993 to 2005. He spent two decades as host of Through the Keyhole. From 2006 to 2012 he hosted the weekly program Frost Over the World on Al Jazeera English and from 2012, the weekly program The Frost Interview.
Frost died on 31 August 2013, aged 74, on board the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth, on which he had been engaged as a speaker.
The BBC said it received a statement from Frost’s family saying it was devastated and asking “for privacy at this difficult time.”
Frost during an interview with
Donald Rumsfeld in 2005
|Born||David Paradine Frost
7 April 1939
Tenterden, Kent, England
|Died||31 August 2013 (aged 74)
(MS Queen Elizabeth)
|Alma mater||Gonville and Caius College,|
- 1 Early life
- 2 That Was the Week That Was (TW3)
- 3 From the mid 1960s to 1980
- 4 After 1980
- 5 Achievements
- 6 Frost/Nixon
- 7 Personal life
- 8 Death
- 9 Selected awards and honours
- 10 Bibliography
- 11 References
- 12 External links
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