british-broadcaster-david-frost-diesLONDON, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Veteran British broadcaster David Frost died of a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 74, media reports quoted his family as saying on Sunday.

Frost, well-known for his 1977 interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon, died Saturday night on board the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner, where he was due to deliver a speech.

“My heart goes out to David Frost’s family. He could be – and certainly was with me – both a friend and a fearsome interviewer,” said Prime Minister David Cameron, who sent his condolences.

A family funeral will be held soon, according to media reports.