Eddie Butler, Welsh Journalist, and SportsCaster Dies at 66

Eddie Butler was a Welsh journalist, sportscaster, and rugby union player who, between 1980 and 1984, earned 16 caps for Wales and contributed two tries. Butler gained notoriety for his vociferous support of Welsh independence.

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The Welsh journalist and sportscaster Eddie Butler passed away at 66

Former Wales rugby captain Eddie Butler has died at the age of 65. Butler, who went on to become a well-known commentator, was part of a group of fundraisers in Peru, raising money for the organization Prostate Cymru. On Thursday, September 15, Butler, who leaves behind his wife Susan and six children, died quietly in his sleep at the Ecoinka base camp in the Peruvian.

In a statement released on social media by Prostate Cymru, they were left cherishing the memories of the 16-cap Wales international. ‘The Prostate Cymru charity is grieved by the demise of its much-loved ambassador Eddie Butler,’ the statement added. ‘Ed was the voice of Wales and we were honored to have him as part of our foundation. We will cherish the numerous memories we have of him.

Eddie Butler Age, Family, Early Life

Eddie Butler was born in Newport, Wales, on May 8, 1957. He holds British nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Taurus.

eddie butler family

We don’t have much detailed information regarding Eddie Butler’s family. His family’s verified information will be provided later.

Eddie Butler Wife, What about his Children?

Eddie Butlerndstand’s wife is Susan and they have six children. He died peacefully in his sleep at the Ecoinka base camp in the Peruvian Andes.

Eddie Butler Career, What was his profession?

Eddie Butler played as a number eight and was at Cambridge for Blues in 1976, 1977, and 1978, and captained Wales on six occasions. He captained the Pontypool RFC side between 1982 and 1985, as the successor to Jeff Squire. He was chosen for the Barbarians and the British Lions. After retiring from playing the game, Butler penned a weekly column in the Rugby Union section of The Observer Sport in 1991 and later wrote for The Guardian, as well as commentating for the BBC with Brian Moore, the former England hooker.

He garnered some notice when it became public knowledge that Austin Healey’s weekly column had been written by Butler whilst Healey was on tour with the British and Irish Lions Rugby squad in Australia in 2001.

 Before commentating on a match, Butler prepared for several hours, collecting as much information as he could, but taking few notes, and likened it to cramming for an examination. He described writing a match report, frequently under time pressure, as creating a tale that does not necessarily have to follow the schedule of the event so long as it is entertaining and complete.

In 2008 Butler gave commentary for archery at the Beijing Olympics. Butler presented the history series: Wales and the History of the World (BBC1 Wales), Hidden Histories (BBC2), Welsh Towns at War (BBC1) in 2014, and two series of Welsh Towns (BBC2 Wales) in 2015. He was on the commentating squad for the Invictus Games. He also worked on the associated football tasks including a special interview with Eric Cantona for the FA Cup Final edition of Grandstand in 1994.

How much is Eddie Butler Net Worth?

It is impossible to estimate Eddie Butler’s net worth at the time of writing because no information about his earnings has been made public.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Eddie Butler was educated at Monmouth School and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

We did a quick search for the social media presence of Eddie Butler but weren’t able to find her on any social media platforms.

Physical Appearance of Eddie Butler’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Eddie Butler’s should be knows

Zodiac signTaurus
Relationship StatusMarried