Broadcaster Sir David Frost died last night on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth where he was giving a speech, his family said today. He was 74.
Sir David had a long association with the line and interviewed Nelson Mandela live for the BBC from QE2 in Cape Town in 1998. He was also guest speaker on Queen Elizabeth’s maiden voyage in 2010.
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.’
Queen Elizabeth left Southampton yesterday, August 31, on a ten-day Mediterranean cruise to Civitavecchia, the port for Rome. Sir David was travelling alone, Cunard confirmed.