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IN VIDEO: Stars and supporters pay tribute to Gary Speed

Several of the player’s friends, colleagues and fans and have spoken fondly of the star in the aftermath of his death.

An Everton fan pays her final respects to Speed.
An Everton fan pays her final respects to Speed.

Updated at 17.04

THERE WAS WIDESPREAD shock within the football community following the announcement of the death of Gary Speed.

Below are a number of tribute videos featuring Speed’s friends, colleagues and fans paying their respects to the deceased footballer:

Robbie Savage played alongside Speed in the Welsh national team.

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Ex-Newcastle teammate Shay Given sheds tears following a minute’s silence during yesterday’s game between Swansea and Aston Villa.

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish signed Speed from Everton during his tenure as Newcastle manager.

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Michael Owen went to the same school as Speed and also lived in the same area as him.

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The Welsh fans supported Speed during his 85 caps as a player and marvelled at the manner in which he had improved their national side since taking over as manager.

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Gary Neville played against Speed on several occasions, while Alex McLeish also encountered him many times as a manager.

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David Beckham also came up against Speed numerous times during his career.

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