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Former England And Aston Villa Defender Ugo Ehiogu Passes Away Aged 44

Former England And Aston Villa Defender Ugo Ehiogu Passes Away Aged 44

Ugo Ehiogu has passed away at the age of just 44.

Spurs, where former England defender was working as their U23 coach, announced the sad news in a statement.

Ehiogu suffered a cardiac arrest at the Spurs training centre on Thursday. He was subsequently taken to hospital where he passed away this morning.

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.

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 Club sends its deepest condolences to Ugo's family.

Gemma has specifically asked that the family are given privacy at this difficult time.

We should also like to place on record our thanks to all the medical professionals including those at North Middlesex University Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital for their care and support.

Ehiogu was best known for his time at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.

He also won four caps for England.

Tributes are already being paid to Ehiogu.

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