Gareth Edwards today led the tributes to Welsh rugby legend Cliff Morgan, who has died aged 83.
Edwards called on people to celebrate the life of Morgan, who first excelled as a player, starring for Wales and the British Lions at fly-half, and then went on to have an illustrious second career in broadcasting.
"We are all saddened by the news of Cliff's death," he said.
"But he was such a fun-loving person, the last thing he would want is people moping around and being sad for him.
"I had so many wonderful moments with Cliff, I can't imagine a sad time.
"Let's celebrate the great man's life and the fact that we had the privilege of knowing him.
"He always underplayed his own achievements, but they were all fantastic when you think of it.
"It's well documented how much he achieved. He was the mainstay of Welsh rugby as a player and in the media he was well respected and held most of the top jobs."
Edwards will forever be linked with Morgan, whose memorable commentary helped secure the scrum-half's try for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1973 a place in rugby folklore.
"What I remember about that commentary and the way in which he conducted it is he came in at the last moment for Bill McLaren, so he couldn't prepare for it and he didn't have his notes with him," he said.
"But he just said it as it happened and got it absolutely spot-on.
"It was the commentary of somebody who knew the game.
"He captured the moment and the imagination of everybody watching.
"It just showed his prowess as a commentator and his knowledge of rugby from having been a great player himself.
"He said all the right things when it really mattered.
"Quite often when you look at sport on television, it doesn't need commentary.
"But Cliff, as he always did, just added to it and it is wonderful.
"He was a fantastic broadcaster. He was as good as anybody in saying it as it was."
Video: Morgan's commentary on THAT try
Edwards said he had first hand experience of Morgan's broadcasting skills on the 1968 Lions tour of South Africa when he there working for the BBC.
"When I wasn't playing in midweek or whatever, Cliff always asked me up to the box to help him with timings," he said.
"Matches weren't live in those days, so timings were critical and he would work with a stop-watch.
"I was able to watch him work and listen to how he described the action and the movements.
"He was so eloquent and so knowledgeable. When you have those ingredients, you come out with the best commentary.
"When you met Cliff, he made you feel better just by being in his presence and that is how he got his commentary over.
"He wanted people to enjoy it and to be aware of all that was good about the game.
"Then when I first went into commentary myself, he was always there to help me."