A spokesperson for the National Eisteddfod said: “Gerallt Lloyd Owen was one of Wales’ great poets and an important part of the National Eisteddfod for many years, not only as a Chaired bard but also as the ‘Meuryn’ in the Ymryson poetry competition. His sense of fun, humour and good nature shone through as did his ability to nurture new talent and to create wonderful poetry which will be remembered and enjoyed for many generations to come. A sad loss for Wales.”
SInger songwriter, Dafydd Iwan said: "Gerallt was the voice of his generation and his mastery of the poetic metres was second only to his searing message. He will be sorely missed but his words will inspire our nation for ever."
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