Journalist David Frost Dies At 74

Olivia Harris / Reuters

British journalist David Frost died at age 74, his family told the BBC Sunday.

Frost was known in the United States for his 1977 series of interviews with former President Richard Nixon, the first since he resigned from office. Nixon admitted he had made mistakes and said, “I let the American people down and I have to carry that burden with me for the rest of my life.” The interviews were the basis for the 2008 Oscar-nominated film “Frost/Nixon.”

Frost, who was born in 1939, died of a suspected heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship where he was scheduled to speak.

He began his career on satire and sketch comedy shows, but later became the only person to interview every British prime minister who served from 1964 to 2007. He also interviewed every American president from 1969 to 2008.

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