Gary Speed, coach of the football team of Wales, was found dead at his home in Huntington near Liverpool, this Sunday, November 27, 2011 at around 7 am local time. So says the BBC relaying information from the Football Association of Wales (FAW). The source said it would be a suicide by hanging.
"A police officer visited the site where a 42 year old man was found dead. The body of the deceased has subsequently been formally identified as that of Gary Speed. There is no doubt about circumstances of the accident. The family does not wish to answer any media to deal with this tragic event and to begin their grieving process, "tells us the police in a statement earlier this afternoon.
Sacred Member of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2010, the career of this love football, playing for the position of midfield, was marked by 85 national team caps between 1990 and 2004, before its conversion in coach.
Having coached the team from Sheffield between August and December 2010, he took his duties as coach of the football team from Wales early in 2011 (5 wins and five losses).
Prime Minister Carwyn Jones Welsh spoke of a "devastating loss," adding that "(his) thoughts are with the family must go through a very difficult time."
He scored in football history by being the first player to reach 500 Premier League matches.
After beginning his career as a professional footballer in 1988 under the colors of Leeds United (it will play 312 games over eight seasons championship), it will include the numbers of Everton, Newcastle and Bolton before joining Sheffield United.