How the world Showed Solace To Cheick Tiote’s Shocking Death


Ivorian midfielder, Cheick Tiote died on Monday, June 5 after collapsing during training in China, aged 30.

Tiote was part of the Ivorian squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

‘It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training,’ said his spokesperson, Emanuele Palladino.

‘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.’

The former Newcastle United defensive midfielder joined the English team in 2010 for £3.5m and made 150 appearances before moving to Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises in February.

Football clubs, fans, and many soccer stars including Gareth Bale, Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Papiss Cissé, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany have paid tribute.


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