Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training ground.

Ehiogu was taken to hospital on Thursday after paramedics were called but died this morning.

He was 44.

According to John McDermott, Tottenham’s Head of Coaching and Development in a statement, Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of Friday.

”Ehiogu, who was Spurs’ Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England. His immense presence will be irreplaceable. Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club,” the statement read.

He leaves behind his wife Gemma, whom he married in 2005, and a son, Obi Jackson. Ehiogu also had a daughter, Jodie.

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