Eddie Butler became known for his incredible work commentating the World’s Strongest Man competition.
Eddie Butler, legendary strongman commentator and Rugby player, has passed away at the age of 65. Many sources have reported that Butler died in his sleep while on a charity mission on the Inca Trail in Peru.
Butler became known for commentating the World’s Strongest Man competitions. He was the voice of Strongman competitions because of his language and tone. Butler even went on to work for BBC over the course of his career.
“THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN IS SADDENED BY THE NEWS THAT LEGENDARY COMMENTATOR EDDIE BUTLER HAS PASSED. WE WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL TO EDDIE FOR GIVING HIS VOICE TO A GOLDEN AGE OF STRONGMAN. REST IN STRENGTH.”
The Career Of Eddie Butler On The Field And Behind The Mic
Eddie Butler was an incredible Rugby player before taking his talents to the mic. During the 70s and 80s, Butler helped Pontypool reach elite status in Welsh Rugby. Butler had a chance to play 16 games for the National Team during his career.
Butler moved to commentary after retiring from Rugby. He was known for his work in Strongman but also had the chance to commentate the Olympics and Rugby.
Burnage Rugby Football Club posted a tribute to Butler on Instagram. The page described Butler as “one of the best sports commentators around” because of “his iconic deep welsh tones becoming synonymous with rugby and 6 Nations.”
Many Strongmen have had the chance to meet and get to know Butler over the years. They have shared condolences via social media following the sad news.