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Ex-Middlesbrough Defender Ugo Ehiogu Dies Aged 44

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STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Ugo Ehiogu, Coach of Tottenham, Hotspur looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County at The Lamex Stadium on December 12, 2016 in Stevenage, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Former Middlesbrough and England international 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.”

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The former England 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.

Ehiogu had been at Spurs since 2014, but began his career as a trainee at West Bromwich Albion before moving to Aston Villa in 1991.

He went on to feature in more than 300 matches for Villa over a nine-year spell, winning the League Cup in 1996.

After joining Middlesbrough for a then club-record £8m fee, he won the same trophy with the North East club in 2004.

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