He lived local to me and we knew his family. He leaves behind 2 sons. Tragic.”
Robbie Savage with Gary Speed (pic: Action Images)
Wales team mates Gary Speed and Robbie Savage on opposite sides in the Premier League
Robbie Savage with Gary Speed (pic: PA)
Robbie Savage and Gary Speed line up for Wales
Michael Owen and Gary Speed
Michael Owen and Gary Speed
Leeds players' Tony Dorigo and Gary Speed, November 1992 (pic: Reuters)
Speed with Leeds team mate Tony Dorigo in November 1992
Gary Speed celebrates his goal, Leeds v PSV, October 1995 (pic: DM)
Speed celebrates his goal for Leeds against PSV in October 1995
Gary Speed, Liverpool v Everton, November 1996 (pic: Reuters)
Speed playing for Everton in the Merseyside derby in November 1996
Gary Speed, Everton v Ajax, July 1997 (pic: SM)
Speed playing for Everton against Ajax in July 1997
Gary Speed, Newcastle United v Barnsley, March 1998 (pic: DM)
Speed pumps the air as Newcastle take on Barnsley in March 1998
Gary Speed, Newcastle v Tottenham Hotspur, December 1999 (pic: DM)
Speed playing for the Magpies against Tottenham in December 1999
Gary Speed celebrates his goal, Newcastle United v Tottenham, December 2002 (pic: DM)
Gary Speed celebrates his goal, Newcastle United v Tottenham, December 2002
Gary Speed Wales v Argentina, February 2002 (pic: PA)
Speed savours the moment after Craig Bellamy opened the scoring for Wales against Argentina in February 2002
Welsh Captain Gary Speed, September 2002 (pic: Reuters)
Facing a press conference as Wales captain in September 2002
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Toon captain Alan Shearer celebrates with Speed after scoring in March 2003
Gary Speed 400th Premiership appearance, February 2004 (pic: PA)
Newcastle manager Bobby Robson presents a trophy marking Speed's 400th Premier League appearance in February 2004. Speed would become a supporter of the Bobby Robson Foundation after his former boss's death from cancer
Gary Speed, Azerbaijan V Wales September 2004 (pic: PA)
Speed is congratulated on his goal against Azerbaijan by his Wales team mates in September 2004
Gary Speed, Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers, December 2006 (pic: AP)
Gary Speed celebrates as Bolton take on Aston Villa in December 2006
Gary Speed, Bolton Wanderers v West Ham, December 2006 (pic: Getty)
Speed appears in his 500th Premier League game as Bolton beat West Ham in December 2006
Gary Speed, West Ham v Bolton Wanderers, May 2007 (pic: PA)
Speed on the pitch against West Ham in May 2007
Gary Speed of Bolton Wanderers celebrates his goal against Reading with El Hadji Diouf, August 2007 (pic: Getty)
Speed celebrates his goal against Reading with El Hadji Diouf in August 2007 after becoming the only player to score in every season of the Premier League so far
Sheffield United Manager Gary Speed, Dec 2010 (pic: PA)
As manager of Sheffield United in December 2010
Wales Manager Gary Speed holds up Team T-shirt, January 2011 (pic: Getty)
Speed holds up the Wales shirt in January 2011 after his appointment as Wales manager
Gary Speed, Ireland v Wales, February 2011 (pic: Getty)
Speed takes charge of Wales for the first time, in February 2011, for a Home Nations match against Ireland
Wales manager Gary Speed, Wales v Scotland, May 2011 (pic: PA)
Speed smiles in the dugout at the Wales v Scotland game in May 2011

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