- Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has passed away at the age of 30
- Tiote collapsed and died during a training session, his agent has confirmed
Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote is reportedly dead after collapsing during training.
The 30-year-old midfielder moved to the Chinese Super League last season where he plays for Beijing Enterprises.
Though his club is yet to make a public statement, the former Newcastle United enforcer is reported to have collapsed while training with his team-mates.
Senegalese striker Demba Ba, who also plays in China tweeted: “may Allah gives grant you Jannah brother Tiote”, accompanied by crying emojis.
Tiote started his senior career with Belgian giants Anderlecht, before having notable stints with FC Twente and Newcastle United.
It is currently unknown what might have caused the death of the Ivory Coast midfielder.
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