Ex-Newcastle star Gary Speed remembered four years on

Gary Speed, who died four years ago today.
Gary Speed, who died four years ago today.

It's four years

Today marks four years since the tragic death of former Newcastle United footballer Gary Speed.

The 42-year-old, who also played for Leeds United, Everton, Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers, was found dead at his home in Cheshire on the morning of November 27, 2011, prompting an outpouring of grief.

Speed, capped 85 times by Wales, also made a record 535 appearances in the Premier League.

He was part of the Leeds United team that won the Football League First Division championship in 1991-92, the year before the formation of the Premier League.

He finished his playing career with Sheffield United and took charge of the Blades for 18 games from August to December 2010, before his appointment as Wales manager.