Sport Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44

13:06  21 april  2017
13:06  21 april  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44

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

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 he was taken ill on Thursday.

BREAKING: Former England international star Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44 . FORMER England and Aston Villa football defender Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44 , Tottenham have announced.

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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."

Ehiogu's wife to start charity

  Ehiogu's wife to start charity The widow of Ugo Ehiogu has set up a fundraising page in his memory following his death on Friday. The former England, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender died on Friday at the age of 44 after he collapsed at Tottenham's training centre - where he was working as the club's under-23s coach - the previous day following a cardiac arrest.Gemma Ehiogu started up a page on JustGiving on April 22 with a notional target of £1,000 to set up a charity in her husband's name and, by 6pm on Monday evening, it had already surpassed that with £11,150 in donations.

Image: Ex-England player Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44 . Former England international footballer Ugo Ehiogu has died , Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed. The club wrote on Twitter: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu , our Under-23 coach."

Former England international Ugo Ehiogu has died after suffering a suspected heart attack at the age of 44 , Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed. The Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United defender, who retired in 2009, collapsed 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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