Former England football star Ugo Ehiogu suffers fatal heart attack

                                                                                                                                photo credit: Andrew Varley

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu, has died at the age of 44 after suffering a heart attack at Tottenham’s training ground.

Ugo was coaching the Spurs under 23s training academy when he suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday. He received medical attention immediately from the Tottenham medical staff but he passed away in the early hours of Friday morning.

Ugo previously played Middlesborough, Sheffield and Leeds United.

The world renowned footballer leaves behind his wife Gemma, who he married in 2005, his son Obi and his daughter Jodie.

The football world has paid tribute to Ugo’s death. Former Tottenham star and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker led the tributes.

 

Aston Villa will hold a minute’s applause in his honour before their Championship match against Birmingham City on Sunday, with both sets of players to wear black armbands.

The same tribute will be paid before Spurs’ FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Spurs’ reserve team game at Manchester United on Monday has been postponed.

All of the club’s weekend academy matches have also been called off due to Ugo’s death.

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