Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Andrew RT Davies AM, has issued a statement on the death of Wales football manager Gary Speed:
“My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family and friends of Gary Speed at what must be an incredibly difficult time.
Today’s news is extremely upsetting and comes as a great shock. It is almost inconceivable to think that we have lost such a great talent at such an early age.
Gary Speed was tremendously gifted and I – along with millions of others – will always remember him as a legend in the game of football.”
David Cameron has also offered his condolences to Gary Speed's family. A statement from Downing Street said:
"The Prime Minister's thoughts are with Gary Speed’s family and friends on this very sad day for fans everywhere, especially in Wales."