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Veteran journalist David Frost dies at 74

David Frost, best known for a series of interviews with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 74.
(WSYR-TV/CNN) -- David Frost, the veteran journalist best known for a series of interviews with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died. He was 74.

The BBC reported his death, as well as Al Jazeera English, where he also worked.

"My heart goes out to David Frost's family," British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted Sunday morning. "He could be -- and certainly was with me -- both a friend and a fearsome interviewer."

The veteran broadcaster's interviews with Nixon were portrayed in the play and film "Frost/Nixon," written by Peter Morgan.

In a 2009 interview, Frost told CNN he did not see the interviews as "an intellectual 'Rocky,'" as Morgan called them.

At one point Nixon let his guard down, telling Frost, "I'm saying when the president does it, that means it's not illegal." For many viewers, that moment cemented Nixon's infamy.

Frost died of a suspected heart attack while on board a cruise ship.

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