Former England and Aston Villa defender, Nigerian-born Ugo Ehiogu is dead.
Ehiogu, who was coach of Tottenham’s Under-23 side died early on Friday morning after suffering from cardiac arrest during training, according to a statement released by the club.
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach. pic.twitter.com/sSU0yqVfyk
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 21, 2017
Ugo Ehiogu, 44, slumped during training and was quickly attended to by the Tottenham medical staff before being transferred to hospital. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it and passed on in the early hours of Friday. He is survived by his wife, Gemma, his son and his sibling, Uzo Ehiogu.
Reactions and tributes haven’t stopped pouring in since the announcement of his death. For the sake of the man the football world loved so much, we begin with his last tweet.
Gave a homeless girl £10 last night in Dalston.She didn't ask or beg.Random impulsive act from me. Not gona lie. Felt good. #dosomethingkind
— Ugo Ehiogu (@UgoEhiogu) March 29, 2017
— Premier League (@premierleague) April 21, 2017
— Naveed Khaliq (@Navfromanoki) April 21, 2017
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) April 21, 2017
Chelsea Football Club sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ugo Ehiogu, and our opponents tomorrow Tottenham Hotspur.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 21, 2017
Everyone at United is saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ugo Ehiogu. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. pic.twitter.com/eV8l5lgHLl
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2017
MFC are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our former player Ugo Ehiogu. Our thoughts go out to Ugo's friends and family. pic.twitter.com/GDz8lqJJFF
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) April 21, 2017
Can't believe the news that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away. Calm & warming vibe when in his company. My heart goes out to his family! #RIPUgo
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 21, 2017
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former defender Ugo Ehiogu.
Our thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time. pic.twitter.com/nTk1WBhr1H
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) April 21, 2017
We're devastated to hear the news that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with all lucky enough to know him. pic.twitter.com/UXT4CXNIne
— England (@England) April 21, 2017