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Ex-England player Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44

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Former England footballer Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44.

Ehiogu, who worked as under-23 coach for Tottenham Hotspur, had been taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at the club's training ground on Thursday.

On Friday morning, Tottenham wrote on Twitter: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach."

The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender collapsed and was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

His wife Gemma and young son had rushed to the hospital to be with him.

However, the 44-year-old passed away in the early hours of Friday morning.

John McDermott, Tottenham's head of coaching and player development, described Ehiogu as "irreplaceable".

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