Sir David Frost dies
With the death of Sir David Frost, a true great has passed.
Television presenter Esther Rantzen summed up the views of the nation in her tribute to an interviewer best known for his opening line: “Hello, good evening and welcome”:
“I think fellow interviewers have always been awestruck by David Frost’s capacity to illicit memorable, sometimes historically significant quotes from all the movers and shakers or our time – presidents, prime ministers, A list celebrities – but for all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him socially, it is his kindness, generosity, loyalty and humour that we will miss so much”.
“His summer party was always the best party of the year. His fund of anecdotes and his constant wit was a joy. In fact, it was always his greeting: ‘a joy to meet you’ and it was always a joy to meet him”.
Aged just 74, that this titan of journalism died aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship is rather apt. Sir David Frost will be hugely missed.
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