Edward Thomas Butler, better known by his stage name Eddie Butler, was a Welsh journalist, sportscaster, and rugby union player. Between 1980 and 1984, he earned 16 caps for Wales and scored 2 tries. He went to Fitzwilliam College and Monmouth School in Cambridge. Following his retirement from the sport, he began writing a weekly column for The Observer Sport’s Rugby Union section in 1991.
He also contributed to The Guardian and provided commentary for the BBC alongside former England hooker Brian Moore. When it was revealed that Butler had authored Austin Healey’s weekly column when Healey was on tour with the British and Irish Lions rugby team in Australia in 2001, he attracted some notice.
He contributed to football-related projects like an exclusive interview with Eric Cantona for Grandstand’s FA Cup Final edition in 1994. He released two novels with a rugby theme. Additionally, he served as an ambassador for Prostate Cymru, a Welsh organization that works to increase awareness of prostate cancer. He was an advocate for Welsh independence.
He was born in Newport, England, on May 8, 1957. At the age of 65, he passed away on September 15, 2022. He passed away quietly while walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru with 25 other Prostate Cymru charity walkers, including his daughter Nell.
How Many Children Did Eddie Butler Have?
Eddie Butler has six children with his wife, Susan Butler.