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Wales national football team manager and former captain Gary Speed was found dead over the weekend, only hours after appearing on BBC One’s Football Focus. He was only 42 years old.
Sources have said Speed, the national manager for nearly a year, was found hanged.
Cheshire Police confirmed he was found dead at 07:08 GMT at his home in Huntington, Chester. They said there were no suspicious circumstances.
Former Wales team mate Ryan Giggs said: “Words cannot begin to describe how sad I feel at hearing this awful news.”
As someone who has just recently tried to get into soccer, I can’t provide the context or gravity necessary for a situation like this. As someone who has tried his entire life to understand death and suicide, I’m even worse. The “was found hanged” part of the sentence makes sharing his stats and accomplishments seem empty, and someone being found hanged not constituting suspicious circumstances says something horrible for the world we live in, but here we go.
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