Gary Speed Dead: MPs Pay Tribute To Tragic Footballer Gary Speed
MPs have united in paying tribute to Wales football manager Gary Speed, who was found dead at the weekend.
Speed, 42, was discovered hanged at his Cheshire home on Sunday morning, just hours after appearing on television.
Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru MPs tabled a Commons motion on Tuesday offering the House's sympathies to Speed's wife and two sons, and demanding "greater understanding of the pressures placed on those in the media spotlight and of mental health issues in general".
The Early Day Motion hails Wales' "significant progress under his guidance" in the 11 months since Speed was appointed manager, and recognises his "inspiring effect on players and supporters alike".
It also calls for appreciation of the "sorrow and loss his death has left among players and football supporters across Wales and beyond".
Speed's inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned at Warrington Coroner's Court on Tuesday. Police have confirmed they are not treating the death as suspicious.
Meanwhile, politicians in the Welsh Assembly are due to observe a minute's silence in tribute to Speed.
Tributes continue to flood in for the former Leeds and Newcastle United midfielder, whose death has stunned Wales and the sporting world.
Plaid Cymru AM Jocelyn Davies confirmed politicians would formally pay their respects ahead of Tuesday's Plenary session in the Senedd, Cardiff Bay.
She said: "Everyone has been extremely saddened by the awful news of Gary Speed's death and we all offer our sincere condolences to his family. There will be a minute's silence at the start of Plenary today as a mark of respect to him."