Former England And Aston Villa Footballer Ugo Ehiogu Dies, Aged 44

He suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday

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Former England footballer Ugo Ehiogu has tragically passed away at the age of 44.

Tottenham Hotspur broke the sad news this morning that their Under-23s coach had died in the "early hours of this morning" after suffering a cardiac arrest at their training centre yesterday.

"Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club. Ugo's immense presence will be irreplaceable," Tottenham's head of coaching and development John McDermott said in a statement.

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"Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Gemma and his family."

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Tributes have been paid to Ehiogu on Twitter from the likes of Sky Sports News presenter Jim White, former footballer Stan Collymore, BT Sport's Jake Humphrey and pundit Chris Kamara.

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Following his death, Ehiogu's final tweet, posted at the end of March, has seen its #dosomethingkind hashtag start to trend.

As well as winning four caps for England and scoring once, Ehiogu made more than 200 appearances for Aston Villa between 1991 and 2000, winning the League Cup in 1994 and 1996.

He then lifted the trophy again in 2004 with Middlesbrough, where he spent seven years, before playing for West Brom, Leeds, Sheffield United and Rangers before retiring in 2009. His Rangers career was marked by a spectacular overhead kick against fierce rivals Celtic.

Ehiogu joined the coaching staff of Tottenham in 2014 and came out of retirement in 2012 to play for non-league side Wembley in their FA Cup games with other retired players.

From: Digital Spy