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David Frost, veteran journalist known for Nixon interview, dies

David Frost is seen in this undated file photo.

September 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost has died following a heart attack aboard a cruise ship, his family said Sunday.

Frost was known around the world for his interview with former President Richard Nixon.

The journalist reportedly suffered a heart attack Saturday aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship that had just left the port of Southampton on a Mediterranean cruise.

He was due to give a speech on board.

In a statement to the BBC, Frost's family says its devastated and is asking for "privacy at this difficult time."

Frost was 74 years old.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.