The Welsh rugby union player, journalist, and sports commentator, Edward Thomas Butler was born on 8 May 1957 in Newport, Wales.
He was educated at Monmouth School and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he studied French and Spanish.
He won 16 caps for the Wales national team and scored two tries and was an outspoken supporter of Welsh Independence.
While playing professional rugby, Edward became a teacher.
Butler joined the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Radio Wales in 1984 as a press and publicity.
He later worked in property development and later entered journalism as a writer for Sunday Correspondent.
He died in Peru at the age of 65 and left behind a wife, Susan Butler, and six children; Rebecca, Hannah, Nell, Jacob, Jack, and Seth Butler.
Eddie Butler Illness: What Disease Did Eddie Butler Have?
The late 65-year-old commentator, Eddie Butler who died peacefully in sleep was not known to have any illness at the time of his death.
He passed away during a charity trek in Peru.
Butler’s funeral is yet to be arranged. It is not known at the moment if his body will be flown for burial in his native Wales.
We shall bring you updates on this.