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Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu dies

Former England, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion defender Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44.

Ehiogu, who was Tottenham's under-23s coach collapsed at the clubs training centre on Thursday (20 April) after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Tottenham announced his death this morning, saying in a statement:

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu.

– Tottenham Hotspurs statement

Ehiogu, who played for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough and was capped by England on four occasions, joined Spurs as a coach in 2014.

Spurs' head of coaching and player development, John McDermott, said:

Words cannot express the 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.

– Tottenham Hotspurs, John McDermott

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