The inquest into the death of Wales manager Gary Speed has been told that his wife found him hanged at home.
The 42-year-old father-of-two, who had a distinguished playing career in English football's top flight with Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton, was found dead at his Cheshire home on Sunday morning.
Detective Inspector Peter Lawless, of Cheshire Police, told Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg that Louise Speed found her husband's body just before 7am.
He added that police were not treating Speed's death as suspicious.
The coroner adjourned the former Premier League player's inquest in Warrington until 30th January and asked the media to "respect the privacy" of Speed's family.
Meanwhile, the Premier League has confirmed that a minute's applause would be observed at all matches this weekend, in honour of Speed, who made 535 appearances in the competition.
An official statement said: "Gary Speed was a wonderful ambassador for the game of football and will be remembered as an iconic player of the Premier League era. This will give clubs and fans the opportunity to show their appreciation for Gary's career and let his friends and family know that football's thoughts are with them at this difficult time."
A minute's silence was called at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday for Swansea's clash with Aston Villa, which spontaneously became one of applause as fans from both sides began to clap.