Video: Four years since untimely death of Leeds United legend Gary Speed

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Today marks four years since the tragic death of former Leeds United star Gary Speed.

The 42-year-old was found dead at his home in Cheshire on the morning of November 27, 2011, prompting an outpouring of grief.

Speed played for Leeds United between 1984 and 1996, where he won the English Football League First Division Championship in 1992.

He later played for Everton, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers before joining Sheffield United in 2008.

Today, Leeds United tweeted: “RIP Gary Speed, one of our greatest.”

A Facebook post from the club read: “Four years on from his tragic passing, today we remember the great Gary Speed. Never forgotten.”

APRIL 1990: 'Gary Speed celebrates after scoring against Bradford City.

APRIL 1990: 'Gary Speed celebrates after scoring against Bradford City.


An inquest recorded a narrative verdict as the coroner could not be certain he had intended to take his own life.

Speed, capped 85 times by Wales, was in charge of the Blades for 18 games from August to December 2010, before being appointed Wales manager.

Aaron Ramsey, captain of the side under Speed, wrote on Twitter on Friday: “Remembering Gary Speed today.

“I know he’d be proud of what the Welsh team have achieved so far in getting to France.”

Speed is widely credited with having laid the foundations for the success Wales have enjoyed under his successor Chris Coleman, who has guided them to qualification for next summer’s European Championships in France - their first major finals in 58 years.

The team won five of their last seven games under Speed, whose final match in charge was a 4-1 friendly win in Cardiff over Norway on November 12, 2011. Just 15 days later the Football Association of Wales announced he had died.