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Tributes have poured in for Gary Speed as the football world mourned the death of the popular Wales manager.

Former team-mates, managers and clubs have described Speed as the model professional as they come to terms with his death. Cheshire Police confirmed he was found dead at his home on the outskirts of Chester, and said there were "no suspicious circumstances". Sources confirmed Speed was found hanged.

Speed was described as a "star in the true sense" by Howard Wilkinson, under whose management he helped Leeds win the 1992 First Division title. "The players I worked with represented all colours of the rainbow in terms of character, but in Gary's case he was a star in the true sense," Wilkinson told BBC Radio Five Live.

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