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Former English international Ehiogu (44) dies after cardiac arrest

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Former English international Ehiogu (44) dies after cardiac arrest

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Former English international Ugo Ehiogu is Friday, died from the effects of a cardiac arrest.

Ehiogu was coach of Tottenham Hotspur under 23 years of age and received Thursday a cardiac arrest on the training ground.

The ex-defender was then taken to the hospital, where he Friday morning died.

“Words can shock and sorrow at our club not describe. Ugo’s presence is irreplaceable. Our thoughts go out to his wife Gemma and his family,” says head of training John McDermott Tottenham Hotspur in a statement on the club.

Ehiogu played during his career for West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.

The defender came from 1996 and 2001, four times for the English national team.

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