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    Posted: 15 September 2022 at 5:57pm
RIP Eddie Butler. 
He was taking part in a fundraising hike for Prostrate Cymru in Peru with his daughter Nell and sadly passed away in the early hours, peacefully. 
Condolences to his loved ones.
I loved the chemistry he shared with Brian Moore during many a home nations game. 
 
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Shocking news.
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How very sad, my thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Shocking news. One of the great voices of rugby and other sports. Always loved his and Brian Moore interactions.
Deepest condolences to his family and friendd
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Very sad news 65 years of age rest in peace Eddie Butler 
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Awful news, such a loss another voice of rugby gone. Watching international build ups will never be the same 🥲
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Passed away at a base camp in the Andes doing charity work. 

Good on you Eddie RIP 
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Sad news. 

I can still hear Eddie’s words from the balcony at Penderyn Square in 2019. 

RIP
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Originally posted by Bryn@man Bryn@man wrote:

Sad news. 

I can still hear Eddie’s words from the balcony at Penderyn Square in 2019. 

RIP

Cytuno, he spoke very well. A big loss. I hope his services to Wales and to rugby will be remembered at our game on Saturday. 
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Rip eddie  fine player captain commentator and top montage man
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Sad news. Spent half an hour chatting with Eddie some 5 or 6 years ago when he was to speak at a literary book event in Mumbles and we were there early. I had last met him in the late’70’s over Abergavenny way when we spent a couple of hours drinking in the kitchen as men did in those days! A really good guy and of course pretty bright as well. In fact , a few of his fellow Welsh accused him of being “too English and biased “ despite his playing for Ray Prosser at Pontypool and as Captain for years, along with doing likewise for Wales. It seemed to cause chips on shoulders to bristle because he came from Monmouth way and went to Cambridge to read modern languages and was an erudite communicator. He also spoke at Welsh independence rallies- yet he was too English 😂 Embarrassing stuff. The tributes to Eddie tonight show how well thought of he was by his peers. RIP Eddie. We shall miss you 

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Loved his rapport with Brian Moore and don't forget he signed the stand alone petition when we played bath away that weekend.
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Never forget in the year we won the treble,end of season on Scrum V(it wasn't a bad show in those days)he said "Wherever rugby is played in the world,Llanelli are at the fore-front of the game".It was plain that he took a great and real pleasure in the rugby the club produced at the time.
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Sad news. Spent half an hour chatting with Eddie some 5 or 6 years ago when he was to speak at a literary book event in Mumbles and we were there early. I had last met him in the late’70’s over Abergavenny way when we spent a couple of hours drinking in the kitchen as men did in those days! A really good guy and of course pretty bright as well. In fact , a few of his fellow Welsh accused him of being “too English and biased “ despite his playing for Ray Prosser at Pontypool and as Captain for years, along with doing likewise for Wales. It seemed to cause chips on shoulders to bristle because he came from Monmouth way and went to Cambridge to read modern languages and was an erudite communicator. He also spoke at Welsh independence rallies- yet he was too English 😂 Embarrassing stuff. The tributes to Eddie tonight show how well thought of he was by his peers. RIP Eddie. We shall miss you 

Wonderful words Reesy..many thanks!
Your right, its typical in Wales, that we don't know what we have til its gone! Carwyn James, being a prime example.
Eddie was a good player, but as a broadcaster, he was truly one of the finest!
He had that remarkable, rich warm, unique Welsh delivery, that was almost poetic. I could listen to him talk on television or radio, or read prose, all day.

His knowledge and understanding of rugby was excellent, and he had developed his understated style, coupled with dry humour. This of course, was in complete in contrast to that of his to his frequent "sparring partner" Brian Moore, which would lead to some wonderful almost comic moments during commentary. Lovely tribute from Brian by the way.

In the wider perspective, as Ressy has indicated, Eddie's contribution to Welsh life and culture, went well beyond rugby. He also contributed hugely to many charities.

My final memories of him, were the sincere, rich and warm tribute to our own legend Phil Bennet(benny). It was eloquent and touching, and no one could it better than Eddie.
Now sadly, he has gone himself...so suddenly, leaving many of us shocked!
Rugby, and Welsh life will be much poorer for his passing.
We at Parc will miss you Eddie, and heartfelt condolences go wife, children and family


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Eddie was not afraid to ask the right questions.  No better example was when on scrim v he took that obnoxious lowlife Gareth Thomas apart for his role in getting Ruddock sacked.
RIP Eddie a good guy.

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Originally posted by scarletpimp scarletpimp wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Sad news. Spent half an hour chatting with Eddie some 5 or 6 years ago when he was to speak at a literary book event in Mumbles and we were there early. I had last met him in the late’70’s over Abergavenny way when we spent a couple of hours drinking in the kitchen as men did in those days! A really good guy and of course pretty bright as well. In fact , a few of his fellow Welsh accused him of being “too English and biased “ despite his playing for Ray Prosser at Pontypool and as Captain for years, along with doing likewise for Wales. It seemed to cause chips on shoulders to bristle because he came from Monmouth way and went to Cambridge to read modern languages and was an erudite communicator. He also spoke at Welsh independence rallies- yet he was too English 😂 Embarrassing stuff. The tributes to Eddie tonight show how well thought of he was by his peers. RIP Eddie. We shall miss you 

Wonderful words Reesy..many thanks!
Your right, its typical in Wales, that we don't know what we have til its gone! Carwyn James, being a prime example.
Eddie was a good player, but as a broadcaster, he was truly one of the finest!
He had that remarkable, rich warm, unique Welsh delivery, that was almost poetic. I could listen to him talk on television or radio, or read prose, all day.

His knowledge and understanding of rugby was excellent, and he had developed his understated style, coupled with dry humour. This of course, was in complete in contrast to that of his to his frequent "sparring partner" Brian Moore, which would lead to some wonderful almost comic moments during commentary. Lovely tribute from Brian by the way.

In the wider perspective, as Ressy has indicated, Eddie's contribution to Welsh life and culture, went well beyond rugby. He also contributed hugely to many charities.

My final memories of him, were the sincere, rich and warm tribute to our own legend Phil Bennet(benny). It was eloquent and touching, and no one could it better than Eddie.
Now sadly, he has gone himself...so suddenly, leaving many of us shocked!
Rugby, and Welsh life will be much poorer for his passing.
We at Parc will miss you Eddie, and heartfelt condolences go wife, children and family



Reesy & Pimp - you have summed up my feelings precisely. RIP Eddie - gone far too young. A true broadcasting great. 
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