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Former England international Ehiogu dies aged 44 after suffering heart attack

Date Posted,April 21, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur Under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu has passed away, the club has announced.

The former England and Aston Villa defender was rushed to hospital yesterday after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre.

The 44-year-old received medical treatment on site before being transferred to hospital by ambulance. But doctors were unable to save him.

Devastated staff and players at the club have been told this morning.

Ehiogu had also worked with England’s Under-20 side
Ehiogu in action during his time at Aston Villa (Photo: Birmingham Post and Mail)
Ehiogu won a League Cup with Middlesbrough (Photo: Birmingham Post and Mail)

A statement released by Spurs said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach.

“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.

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