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Rest In Peace, Gary Speed

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CARDIFF WALES - JANUARY 12:  Wales manager Gary Speed faces the press at the launch of the announcment of Vauxhall as the new team sponsor at Cardiff City Stadium on January 12 2011 in Cardiff Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
CARDIFF WALES - JANUARY 12: Wales manager Gary Speed faces the press at the launch of the announcment of Vauxhall as the new team sponsor at Cardiff City Stadium on January 12 2011 in Cardiff Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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The football world was truly shocked this morning when news broke that current Wales manager and Bolton Wanderers (among others) legend Gary Speed had been found dead in his home. Speed was 42 and his life ended by apparent suicide.
In his time as Wales manager, Speed turned a rough Welsh side around from being perennial losers to having won their last five on the trot. Speed made 139 appearances for Bolton, scoring 15 times for them, and was a Trotter when he made his 500th total Premier League appearance.
Speed was a legend in his own right and did particularly well in his stints at Leeds, Newcastle, and Bolton. many have their favorite memories of him, whether it be the last minute penalty against Manchester City or the free kick versus Liverpool. A lot more had hoped he would be a future Bolton manager. The footballing world is immensely saddened by the loss. Rest in peace, Gary Speed.