Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has expressed his ‘deep sense of sadness’ at the news of the death of David Frost and has extended his sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the broadcaster.
Mr Adams said:
“I have heard of the death of David Frost with a deep sense of sadness. I was interviewed by David many times. He was always courteous, good humoured, well researched and keenly interested in Ireland and the peace process. There was always a depth to his interviews that is frequently missing in others.
“David’s style of interview was unique and effective. He once explained to me that there are two types of interview. One in which the interviewer attacks like a blizzard, a storm, and the response of the guest is to button up, put on the big overcoat and go into protective mode. The other is to come at the guest like a sunny day. This encourages the guest to take off their jacket and relax. In this way you get the more informed and interesting interview. Consequently he was the master of the great interview.
To his family and friends I want to extend my sincere sympathies and condolences.