Inquest: Wife found Wales football boss Gary Speed hanged at home
AN inquest has heard how Wales football manager Gary Speed was found by his wife, hanged at his home.
The 42-year-old father-of-two was found dead at his Cheshire home on Sunday morning.
Detective Inspector Peter Lawless, of Cheshire Police, told Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg that Speed's body was found by his wife Louise just before 7am.
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He said there appeared to be no suspicious circumstances and a post mortem examination found Speed's death was caused by hanging.
Mr Rheinberg said: "I adjourn this inquest until January 30, 2012. The inquest will be heard in Warrington and will commence at 2pm."
Members of Speed's family did not attend the inquest. The coroner asked the media to "respect the privacy" of Speed's family.
Earlier yesterday Welsh Assembly Members observed a minute's silence in the Senedd, Cardiff Bay, while flags continue to fly at half mast outside the Welsh Assembly buildings — Ty Hywel and the Senedd.
Tributes to the former Leeds United, Everton and Newcastle United midfielder, have poured in from a host of public and sporting figures, led by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr Cameron said: "I know he meant an enormous amount to people and people feel very, very sad on his behalf and on his family's behalf."
The Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford said the organisation had received messages from UEFA and FIFA, with the Welsh flag at FIFA House in Zurich flying at half-mast.
Mr Ford said: "He was such a great person and he is such a loss."