Former England defender of Nigerian descent Ugo Ehiogu is dead, the death of the 44-year-old ex-Aston Villa centre-back was announced by Tottenham Hotspur on their official website on Friday, a day after he collapsed and was taken to hospital.
Ehiogu was eligible to play for Nigeria by virtue of his parents' heritage, but he opted for England and had four caps for them
Tottenham said in a statement “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.”