Torsdag d. 26. april 2001
Kendt BBC-korrespondent er død
Bryon Butler: A distinguished voice of BBC Radio
Bryon Butler, BBC Radio's long-time football correspondent, has died at the age of 66.
He died at Mount Alvernia Hospital in Guildford following an illness.
Joining the BBC in 1968 after the World Cup, he chronicled, commentated and commented on the highs and lows of football from introducing FA Cup draws to Cup Finals, and culminating in the 1990 World Cup.
In the seventies and eighties, while Liverpool were setting standards on the pitch, Butler did the same in broadcasting, earning great respect throughout the game.
He also worked on five newspapers during a distinguished career as a journalist, among them The Daily Telegraph and News Chronicle.
He was the master of the considered radio report, lyrical, provocative, thought provoking and always beautifully delivered with that never to be forgotten voice
Butler authored a variety of books, including: The Official Illustrated History of the Football League 1888-1988, The Official History of the FA Cup, Soccer Choice and The Giant Killers.
And he edited Sports Report - 40 years of the Best, as well as collaborating in the autobiographies of footballing greats Billy Wright, Rodney Marsh, Ron Greenwood and Alec Stock.
Bryon will always be fondly remembered for his enchanting radio delivery, explains Mike Ingham, his successor as BBC Football correspondent.
"He was the master of the considered radio report, lyrical, provocative, thought provoking and always beautifully delivered with that never to be forgotten voice."
"His voice fitted like an overcoat in winter and made you feel comfortable and warm.
"A voice and a gentle authority that blended perfectly in the commentary box with the spontaneity of the late Peter Jones."
"He was a gifted writer, a passionate club cricketer, a devoted family man, a colleague and a friend.
His match reports were a sheer delight and the rest of us tried unsuccessfully to match Bryon's style and prose.