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Gary Speed Death: Former Wales Manager's Brother-In-Law Tweets On Internet Rumours

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Gary Speed’s brother-in-law has taken to Twitter, retweeting a post questioning rumours surrounding the death of former Wales manager in November.

Anthony Haylock, the husband of Speed’s sister Lesley, posted on the social network shortly after the inquest into the 42-year-old father of two’s death, retweeting an original Tweet from CNN TV presenter Piers Morgan:


Piers Morgan
So, Gary Speed wasn't gay, wasn't having an affair, and wasn't facing tabloid exposure. Nice work, Twitter.

Speed was found hanged at his home in Cheshire last November. Shortly after, rumours began to emerge as to the reasons behind the former footballer's apparent suicide.

Last week, a coroner ruled that Speed may have killed himself accidentally.

In a narrative verdict, Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg gave the cause of death as hanging but qualified that by saying: "The evidence does not sufficiently determine whether this was intentional or accidental".

During the inquest, Speed’s widow had offered emotional testimony, revealing that her husband had sent her a text days before he died in which he "talked in terms of taking his life".

She also revealed that there was "some degree of stress" on their relationship.

The Sun originally reported the story, adding that in a separate tweet Haylock had "told of his own grief for a man he described as 'just a lovely normal guy'.

It appears Haylock wasn't happy about the story, retweeting:


Stuart Bell
printed a story today about 's Gary Speed tweet, but was just a RT from . Slightly misleading story?