Eddie Butler has died

watching rugby genuinely won’t feel the same without him. had no idea he was ill. awful news.

Eddie Butler: Former Wales rugby captain and legendary broadcaster dies aged 65 Eddie Butler: Former Wales rugby captain and legendary broadcaster dies aged 65 - BBC Sport

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Yes, a real shock. Such a resonant voice.

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That’s no age either. His voice was the soundtrack to so many rugby matches, always associated with early 90s 5 Nations matches with my dad.

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Really sad news. Watching the 6 Nations next year will be very strange, now.

Seemed like a decent sort, big supporter of Welsh independence, too.

Not a rugby fan but he always seemed a great sort and his voice had that brilliant quality of giving something gravitas without it feeling overdone or bombastic. Was the absolute perfect choice for the lead ins to the BBC nfl coverage.

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Was that good a broadcaster that I had absolutely no idea he was a former player.

Decent commentator until the last 5yrs or so when his quality dropped and his partisanship really came to the fore. His voice has become synonymous with the 5/6 nations and he seemed like a decent man outside of the sport. Won’t be the same listening to jiffy with someone else.