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Ivory Coast Midfielder, Cheick Tiote, Is Dead

Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tiote,  is dead.

The Ivorian Midfielder was reported to have slumped  during training on Monday.

The former Newcastle United player was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed on the training ground of his Chinese side, Beijing Enterprises.

The 30-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

“It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training,” said Emanuele Palladino, the player’s spokesperson.

“We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family’s privacy be respected at this difficult time. We ask for all your prayers.”

Tiote’s former Newcastle teammate, Demba Ba, tweeted: “may Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote.”

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