Welsh writer, sportscaster, and rugby union player Edward Thomas Butler, better known by his stage name Eddie Butler, earned 16 caps for the Wales squad between 1980 and 1984 and contributed two tries. He went to Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam College and Monmouth School.
He stopped playing the rugby in 1991, although he continued to write a weekly piece for The Observer Sport’s Rugby Union section, as well as for The Guardian and the BBC, where he co-announced with former England hooker Brian Moore. When it was revealed that Austin Healey’s weekly column had been written by Butler while Healey was on tour with the British and Irish Lions Rugby team in Australia in 2001, he attracted some notice.
A special interview with Eric Cantona for the FA Cup Final edition of Grandstand in 1994 was one of the football jobs he had worked on. He wrote two novels with a rugby theme. He served as an ambassador for Prostate Cymru, a Welsh group that works to increase awareness of prostate cancer. He supported the nationalism of Wales.
The United Kingdom’s Newport is where he was born on May 8, 1957. A 65-year-old man, he passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022. While walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru, with his daughter Nell and 25 other Prostate Cymru charity walkers, he passed away quietly.
What Caused Eddie Butlers Death?
Eddie Butler is reported to have died in his sleep in his home in Peru. The actual cause of his death is currently unknown. Any information on that will be updated here.