Wales manager Gary Speed found dead
Published 27/11/2011 | 12:46
Gary Speed, the manager of the Welsh soccer team, has died at the age of 42.
The former Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton midfielder was found dead at his home in Chester this morning.
Police have confirmed that the father-of-two's death appeared to have been caused by suicide.
A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said: "At 7.08am today, 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.
"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. The family have requested that they are left in peace to grieve at this difficult time. A family tribute will be released at a later date but not today."
The spokesman added that the man was found hanged.
The Football Association of Wales announced the death of Mr Speed on its website.
The statement read: "The Football Association of Wales are sad to announce the death of the national team manager Gary Speed.
"We extend our sympathies and condolences to the family. We ask that everyone respects the family's privacy at this very sad time."