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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Photos: Ex-England & Aston Villa Nigerian star Ugo Ehiogu dies in hospital #RIPUgo

The world of football has paid tribute to former England international defender Ugo Ehiogu following news of his death this morning, after he suffered a heart attack at Tottenham's training ground.
Former Tottenham Under 23 coach Ugo Ehiogu has died after suffering a heart attack
The Spurs Under 23s coach collapsed on the club's academy training pitches on Thursday and received immediate attention from the Tottenham medical staff, but after paramedics rushed him it hospital he passed away in the early hours of this morning at the age of just 44.
He leaves behind his wife Gemma, whom he married in 2005, and a son, Obi Jackson. Ehiogu also had a daughter, Jodie. 
Former Tottenham striker and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker led the tributes as he described the former defender as 'such a lovely guy' while former Aston Villa team-mate Paul Merson broke down while remembering his friend on television on Friday morning.
The former centre back passed away at the age of just 44 after collapsing on the training pitch
The former Aston Villa star is survived by wife Gemma as well as a son and a daughter
Ehiogu was at the heart of the defence at Villa Park during his nine-year stint at the club
Shayon Harrison was one of Ehiogu's young players at Tottenham and is currently at Yeovil
Andros Townsend, now at Crystal Palace, worked with Ehiogu when he was at Spurs
Ehiogu's Dirty Hit partner, Jamie Osborne tweeted his tribute to his friend on Friday morning
In his final tweet on March 29, Ehiogu revealed he had given a homeless girl money in London and discussed how the impulsive act left him feeling good

RIP Ugo!!!

3 comments:

  1. Wauw, sad. so young.

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  2. Oh my God, such a young man!
    Rest in perfect peace Ugo!!

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  3. Oh my God, such a young man!
    Rest in perfect peace Ugo!!

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