Nigerian-born English international Ehiogu dies


Nigerian born and 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.”

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.”

The English FA has also expressed shock in the sudden demise of the ex-Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender.

“We’re devastated to hear the news that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family, we are lucky enough to know him.

Ugo Ehiogu won 4 caps for the Three Lions, English national team.

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