Former Wales captain and broadcaster Eddie Butler dies aged 65
Former Wales captain and broadcaster Eddie Butler has died at the age of 65.
The number eight was also part of the British and Irish Lions squad that toured New Zealand in 1983, before later making a successful move into broadcasting.
Butler had been taking part in a fundraising hike for Prostate Cymru in Peru alongside his daughter Nell when he passed away in his sleep on Thursday.
We are devastated by the passing of our much loved and admired ambassador Eddie Butler.— Prostate Cymru (@ProstateCymru) September 15, 2022
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Confirming the news in a statement on social media, the charity said: "The Prostate Cymru charity is devastated by the passing of its much-loved ambassador Eddie Butler.
"Ed was the voice of Wales and we were honoured to have him as part of our charity. We will cherish the many memories we have of him.
"Over the last week, Ed once again showed his generosity and steadfast commitment to good causes by joining 25 Prostate Cymru fundraisers, including his daughter Nell, on the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu.
"In the early hours of Thursday 15 September, Ed passed away peacefully in his sleep at Ecoinka base camp in the Peruvian Andes."
Butler leaves behind his wife Susan and six children.