We bring you the sad news of the passing of a passionate Newcastle United fan at the tragic age of only 45.

The family of Alex Speed have asked us to appeal for your help in tracing any friends of his to pass on the sad news and let them know of funeral arrangements if they would like to attend. As Alex has lived outside of the north east for some time, there will be friends who may not be aware of this sad loss.

We pass on our respects to Alex’s family and would be grateful if you could pass this information to anybody who may have known Alex Speed.

Avid Newcastle United supporter Alex Speed, sadly passed away on 12th February 2012, aged 45. He will be greatly missed by wife Carolle, sons Miles and Louis and all of his family who loved him dearly. For any friends who want to attend, the funeral will take place on Wednesday 29th February, 1215 at St Peters Church, Old Church Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0BB.