Sunday, 22 November 2009


newspaper columnistReaders outside North Wales may be unaware that the sportsman and journalist Orig Williams has passed away at the age of 78. He gained fame wrestling as El Bandito and was associated with soccer as a player and manager. In recent years Orig and his wife Wendy were moving forces behind the summer season wrestling at Rhyl Town Hall, and he wrote a regular column for Daily Post in Welsh language.

He died in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan on Thursday 12th November; the funeral was at Clwyd Street Chapel in Rhyl on Friday 20th with an estimated 500 people in attendance. Orig went to his final resting place with a Welsh Dragon flag draped over the coffin.