Cheryl Cole, The Wanted and One Direction Pay Tribute To Gary Speed

28 November 2011, 16:36

The music world reacts to the tragic news of the former Welsh football star.

Cheryl Cole has lead the tributes to ex footballer and Welsh national coach Gary Speed, who was found dead at his home yesterday (27th November).

The Girls Aloud star and other fellow musicians have been taking to Twitter to pay tribute to the former footballer.

Yesterday Cheryl tweeted: "So sad to hear of the tragic news about Gary Speed.. My thoughts are with Gary's family and friends at this sad time."

The Wanted star Thomas Parker earlier tweeted: "Fan tributes to Gary Speed have been left outside the Reebok Stadium. A true legend."  

Harry Styles of One Direction simply tweeted: "R.I.P. Gary Speed."

Olly Murs was equally devastated, tweeting: "Shocked!! With the news about gary speed!!".

Meanwhile, The Wanted, One Direction and Olly Murs are all set to perform at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball which takes place at the O2 Arena in London on 3rd and 4th December.