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Ivorian footballer Cheick Tiote is dead

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Former Newcastle player and Ivorian defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote is dead.

The player died on Monday, June 5, 2017 after he collapsed while training with his team members in Beijing.

According to UK Mirror, his agent Emanuele Palladino confirmed the news on Monday afternoon, saying: “I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote passed away today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises.”

The 30-year old started his pro-football career in Belgium side Anderlecht, and then moved on to FC Twente in the Netherlands before joining English side Newcastle in 2010.

He moved to Chinese club Beijing Enterprises in February this year.

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