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Sport Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44

13:06  21 april  2017
13:06  21 april  2017 Source:   skysports.com

Ehiogu collapses in training

  Ehiogu collapses in training Tottenham's under-23s coach Ugo Ehiogu has been rushed to hospital after collapsing on Thursday. The 44-year-old former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough player was taken ill at the club's training centre.Spurs revealed the news via Twitter:The north London club added: "Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family. We shall continue to provide updates when we have further information."The Homerton-born defender also played for West Brom, Leeds United, Rangers and Sheffield United.

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Former England international Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after collapsing at Tottenham's training ground.

Ehiogu had been working as an U23 coach at Spurs and was rushed to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday.

A statement from Spurs, released on Friday, announced Ehiogu passed away "in the early hours of this morning".

The statement read: "It is with immense sadness we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu.

"Ugo received immediate treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest at the training centre yesterday before being transferred to hospital, where he passed away in the early hours of this morning."

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Former England international Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after collapsing at Tottenham's training ground. Ehiogu had been working as an U23 coach at Spurs and was rushed to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday.

Ugo Ehiogu has died following a cardiac arrest at Spurs’ training ground (Picture: Getty). Former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday.

Spurs' head of coaching and player development John McDermott said: "Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club.

"Ugo's immense presence will be irreplaceable. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Gemma and his family."

Ehiogu won four England caps during a 20-year playing career spent largely at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.

The centre-half spent nine years at Villa and seven on Teesside, winning the League Cup with both and helping Villa reach the FA Cup final in 2000 - the last at the old Wembley.

He also played for West Brom, Rangers, Leeds and Sheffield United and joined the Spurs coaching staff in 2014.

Lee Hendrie, who played with Ehiogu at Villa and Sheffield United, told Sky Sports News HQ: "This is an absolute shock, to think this could happen to a man of his fitness and age. It is devastating, crazy.

"He was such a character, bubbly and would help anyone. He was a great guy to have around and never had problems with anyone. He was a gentle giant."

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