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Ex-England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies at 44


AP

Published 4:31 a.m. ET April 21, 2017 | Updated 1 hour ago

LONDON (AP) — Ugo Ehiogu, the former England defender who was a coach of the Tottenham Under-23s, died on Friday from cardiac arrest. He was 44.

The English Premier League club announced the death of Ehiogu a day after he was taken to a hospital after collapsing at Tottenham’s training ground.

“Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club,” said John McDermott, Tottenham’s head of coaching and player development. “Ugo’s immense presence will be irreplaceable.”

Ehiogu played for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, making 355 Premier League appearances in total, and was capped by England four times, scoring once against Spain.

“We’re devastated to hear the news…

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