Eddie Butler – The former Welsh rugby captain and commentator dies aged 65

Former Ruby commentator and Wales captain Eddie Butler passed away at the age of 65.

servant Made his name as a player for Pontypool, playing 16 times for Wales between 1980 and 1984, captaining six times.

He later moved into broadcasting, mainly in rugby but also commentating on the Olympic Games, Invictus Games and history series for BBC Wales.

It was revealed that he died in his sleep in the early hours of September 16 while on a charity tour of the Inca Trail in Peru.

Paying tribute to his BBC colleague, former English hooker Brian Moore wrote: “I am devastated by this news.

“Ed, I’m sorry I never told you how much I admire you as a presenter and as a man. Well, it wasn’t like that between us, was it?

“Condolences to Sue and your family. The sport has lost an iconic voice.

“I lost a very dear friend. Goodbye Edward

Charity Prostate Cymru, for whom servant served as Ambassador also paid tribute to him in a statement, which read: “The Prostate Cymru charity is devastated by the death of their beloved Ambassador Eddie Butler.

Eddie was the voice of Wales and we were honored to have him as part of our charity. We will cherish the many memories we have of him.

“In the last week Eddie once again demonstrated his generosity and unwavering commitment to good causes by joining 25 Prostate Cymru fundraisers, including his daughter Nell, on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.

“In the early hours of Thursday, September 15, Ed fell asleep peacefully in the Ecoinka base camp in the Peruvian Andes.

“He leaves behind his wife Susan and six children who are dear to our hearts.”

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