Ex-Footballer Ugo Ehiogu Dies, Aged Just 44

21 April 2017, 09:10 | Updated: 21 April 2017, 13:56

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Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

He was Tottenham Hotspurs' under-23 coach and collapsed at their training centre yesterday.

He spent nine years at Aston Villa, with the club quick to pay tribute to him this morning:

Those who played with and against Ehiogu have come out to pay tribute to him. Former Aston Villa player Paul Merson gave an emotional tribute to his ex-teammate and friend.

"He was such a top bloke. He was unbelievable. A man mountain." The former midfielder said.

Ehiogu also played for Middlesborough, Rangers and WBA in a 20-year playing career.

He received medical treatment at the training centre and was rushed to hospital soon after Thursday's collapse, but it was confirmed this morning that he had died.

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