Among those paying tribute was Jennie Bond, who said on twitter that the broadcaster was “a true gent, magnanimous even to little people like me who read the news on his show. Always a cheery hello and a kiss.”
Cunard President and Managing Director Peter Shanks said: “Sir David Frost was a remarkable journalist and broadcaster. Cunard had a proud association with him over many years. On behalf of us all at Cunard Line I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, family and friends.”
Sir David’s career included journalism, comedy writing and TV presenting, including most notably The Frost Report. He was well known for his incisive and revealing interviews, particularly with former US President Richard Nixon.
He was a regular speaker on Cunard voyages as part of the ‘Insights’ programme, and had been about to make a speech on Queen Elizabeth when he suffered a heart attack.
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