It is with great sadness that we have to inform fans that Roger Andrews, the sculptor who created the fantastic Fred Keenor statue at the Cardiff City Stadium, has passed away suddenly at the age of 74.
The Trust worked closely with Roger, who was from Llantwit Major, as we spearheaded the fundraising of more than £85,000 to pay for the tribute to our 1927 FA Cup-winning skipper. The statue was unveiled in November 2012 after a fantastic fundraising campaign. Roger also created the statue of Sir Tasker Watkins that stands outside the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Trust Board Member Phillip Nifield, who was a member of the Trust’s Statue Appeal Committee, said: “Roger produced a brilliant statue of Fred Keenor which was a fantastic tribute to his skill. It is a landmark for all fans that come to the Cardiff City Stadium.
“We worked closely with Roger throughout the process and even visited his studio in Llantwit Major to see the work in progress. Nothing was too much for Roger – he was always very accommodating and a really lovely man. We offer our deepest condolences to his family.”
- A funeral service will be held at St Illtud’s Church in Llantwit Major on Friday at 2pm.