Former Newcastle United and Ivory Coast player Cheick Tiote collapsed and died during a training session in China Monday. The 30-year-old was training with the Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises, which he joined just four months ago, when he collapsed and was taken to hospital. He later died after receiving emergency treatment.
After a flood of reports on social media, Tiote’s agent confirmed the news.
“It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises,” Emanuele Paladino said, according to Sky Sports News.