Nigerian-born former England and Aston Villa defender, Ugo Ehiogu, has died at the age of 44. His death was announced by Tottenham Hotspur Friday morning.
Prior to his sudden death, Ehiogu, had been working as Tottenham under-23s coach. He was taken to hospital on Thursday after collapsing at the Hotspur Way training ground.
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach. After coming through the youth ranks at West Bromwich Albion, Ehiogu joined Aston Villa in 1991 and went on to win two League Cups during his nine years at the club. Ehiogu moved to the Riverside Stadium in 2000, and added another League Cup to his CV before moving to Scottish giants Rangers in 2007.
Although Ehiogu only won four senior caps for England, his debut came in 1996 and his final appearance was six years later.