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Gary Speed found dead at home

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Topic: Gary Speed found dead at home
Posted By: deborah31
Subject: Gary Speed found dead at home
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2011 at 13:17

Wales boss Gary Speed found dead

The Wales manager Gary Speed has been found dead at his home after apparently committing suicide.

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Gary Speed's death was confirmed by police on Sunday afternoon Photo: PA
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Wales manager Gary Speed looks on during the Wales training session ahead Photo: Getty Images

By - Mark Hughes , Crime Correspondent

The former Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton midfielder was found hanged at his home in Chester this morning.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the 42 year-old's death.

The Football Association of Wales confirmed the news, saying that Speed's family had authorised the release of the information.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "At 7.08am on Sunday 27 November 2011, Cheshire police was informed of a sudden death at an address in Huntington, Chester.

"Officers went to the scene where a 42-year-old man was found dead. The next of kin have been informed and have confirmed the identity of the man as Gary Speed.

Following news of his death, tributes from the world of football were paid.

The Manchester United striker Michael Owen, who lives near the star, tweeted: "Just cannot believe the news regarding Gary Speed. We waved at each other a couple of days ago dropping our kids off at school. I'm numb."

Former Wales international Robbie Savage wrote on Twitter: "He was upbeat on phone yesterday we were laughing together , talking football and dancing he was a great teammate and a great friend #RIP." -

Loose Lips, Sink Ships !!   or as they say in Jamaice, 'Mouth open, Story fly out!'

Posted By: deborah31
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2011 at 13:18
very sad, wasn't he doing really well, and a really well liked man too

Loose Lips, Sink Ships !!   or as they say in Jamaice, 'Mouth open, Story fly out!'

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