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Anguish for family as David Frost's son dies jogging

By Dominic Harris

Published 22/07/2015

Collapsed: Miles Frost
Collapsed: Miles Frost

The family of broadcaster Sir David Frost have spoken of their devastation after his eldest son died suddenly at the age of 31.

Miles Frost collapsed while out jogging at the family's home in Oxfordshire on Sunday.

Friends said the financial investor had appeared "in wonderful form" in recent weeks and there was no indication of any health problems.

Sir David himself died two years ago aged 74 after suffering a heart attack on the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship.

As his family gathered to come to terms with their grief, they spoke of a "wise" and "loyal" son and brother who had led the family since Sir David's death.

His mother, Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard, said: "Miles quite simply was born an old soul. And everybody was drawn to his wisdom, love, loyalty and laughter."

Mr Frost's two younger brothers - Wilfred (29), a TV presenter on CNBC's Worldwide Exchange programme, and George (28), who runs a drinks company - added: "Miles was the kindest and most generous brother we could have wished for. Since dad died he was the leader of our pack.

"Everyone who Miles met immediately fell in love with his warmth, selflessness and incredible sense of humour.

"He has gone far too soon and is so undeserving of this."

Sir David Frost was a television star for more than 50 years and was known for his incisive interviews - most famously with disgraced US President Richard Nixon.

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