Family 'overwhelmed' by tributes


The family of Gary Speed said they were "overwhelmed by the support" they had received following the Wales manager's death on Sunday.

Speed's agent Hayden Evans - who was also the best man at Speed's wedding - on Monday afternoon spoke outside the family home in Cheshire, where his body was found Sunday morning. Sources confirmed the 42-year-old Speed was found hanged.

Tributes have poured in for the former Wales, Leeds, Everton, Newcastle, Bolton and Sheffield United midfielder from across the sporting and political world, and Evans said: "Gary's family would sincerely like to thank all the people that have sent messages of condolence and tributes in what is a very difficult time."

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