Cheick Tiote reportedly in China, during training at the early hours of today with Beijing Enterprises, collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 30years old.
He was said to have died about one hour, after collapsing during training by Beijing Enterprises. A team statement also revealed that “At approximately 6p.m. of June 5, 2017,when the team was having their regular training session, our foreign player from Ivory Coast, Mr.Cheick Tiote, fainted without any warning and the Club sent him to the hospital immediately”. All efforts to revive him proved abortive and he passed on at approximately 7p.m.
Tiote recently moved from Newcastle, after signing with the second- division club in China . He was a defensive midfielder who spent six-and-a-half seasons on Tynesisde, with over 150 appearances while playing in both the Premier League and championship.
His former team mates have gone on social media to express their condolences, as words of his passing spread.