Broadcaster Sir David Frost has died, aged 74 - leave your tributes

PUBLISHED: 12:27 01 September 2013 | UPDATED: 21:35 01 September 2013

Sir David Frost collecting his honorary degree at the University of East Anglia in 2004.

Sir David Frost collecting his honorary degree at the University of East Anglia in 2004.

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Broadcaster Sir David Frost has died from a heart attack aged 74, his family have said.

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

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.

He started his television career in Norwich, working on a programme called Town and Gown which was about Cambridge.

In 2004 the University of East Anglia awarded Sir David an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree.

Sir David spoke of his connection to the region in 2004: “My links with East Anglia are very strong, my sister lives in Bury St Edmunds, I was there last year for Ben Goldsmith’s wedding. My father was a Methodist minister, which is a very peripatetic profession and took us all over, but he was from Halesworth and we ended up in Beccles which was very much home.

“Then of course I spent three of the happiest years of my life at Cambridge University, which was an easy trip from Beccles in my father’s old 1935 Singer.

“I’m delighted for the Canaries and Delia, I always follow their progress and it’s wonderful what they’ve managed and I wish them all the best for next season, and I’m hoping the Tractor Boys get a chance to join them in the Premiership.”
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