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Veteran British interviewer David Frost dies of a heart attack

LONDON (Reuters) - British journalist David Frost, best-known for interviewing former U.S president Richard Nixon, died of a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 74, the BBC reported on Sunday.

"Sir David died of a heart attack last night aboard the Queen Elizabeth which is a Cunard (cruise) liner where he was giving a speech. His family are devastated and ask for privacy at this difficult time," the family said in a statement read on BBC television.

(Reporting By Costas Pitas; Editing by Andrew Heavens)