Legendary Broadcaster David Frost Dead at 74

david frost deadFamed broadcaster David Frost, a penetrating interviewer whose televised grilling of former president Richard Nixon became the stuff of legend, has died. He was 74.

Frost died of an apparent heart attack Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth, where he was scheduled to deliver a speech .

During his 50-year television career, Frost hosted several news programs (both serious and satirical), as well as the occasional game show. But he’ll be best remembered for his series of sit-downs with a post-Watergate Nixon in 1977, a riveting tête-à-tête that spawned a Tony-winning 2006 play and an Oscar-nominated 2008 film.

Frost most recently hosted Frost Over The World for Al Jazeera.