Ugo Ehiogu's last tweet sums up what a good guy he was
Ugo Ehiogu has passed away.
Ehigou suffered cardiac arrest on Thursday evening. The Tottenham Hotspur under-23 coach was taken to hospital from the club's training ground, but passed away on Friday morning.
He was just 44-years-old.
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach. pic.twitter.com/sSU0yqVfyk
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 21, 2017
Ehiogu's career saw him play predominately for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. He spent nine years with Villa, where he won the League Cup in 1996, before joining Middlesbrough in 2000, where he played for seven years, winning another League Cup in 2004.
The former defender also had spells with Leeds United, Rangers and Sheffield United before retiring in 2009.
Ehiogu won four England caps, and joined Spurs as a coach in 2014.
Such tragic news. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. RIP https://t.co/yOQLtyuFxl
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) April 21, 2017
Ehigou's last tweet before passing has come to people's attention.
Many are trying to get #dosomethingkind trending on Twitter in honour of the late defender, who tweeted about his act of kindness towards a homeless person in London last month.
Gave a homeless girl £10 last night in Dalston.She didn't ask or beg.Random impulsive act from me. Not gona lie. Felt good. #dosomethingkind
— Ugo Ehiogu (@UgoEhiogu) March 29, 2017
Please let's all #DoSomethingKind in memory of a good man. Let's get it trending. Retweet his tweet.
— Jeanna Louise Skinner (@JeannaLStars) April 21, 2017
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) April 21, 2017
— Jonathon Taylor (@JonathonTaylor1) April 21, 2017
His passing has shocked the world of football, with many paying tribute to him on social media.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former defender Ugo Ehiogu.
Our thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time. pic.twitter.com/nTk1WBhr1H
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) April 21, 2017
Can't believe the news that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away. Calm & warming vibe when in his company. My heart goes out to his family! #RIPUgo
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 21, 2017
— Dominic Matteo (@Dominicmatteo21) April 21, 2017
Very sad news this morning. Ugo Ehiogu has passed away. A fair opponent - a great bloke.
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) April 21, 2017
RIP old friend. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DQO3QlhAvG
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) April 21, 2017