It is with great sadness to announce that Cheick Tioté Ivory Coast midfielder collapsed and died during practice
The soccer world is in a state of shock and mourning this morning following the news of Cheick Tioté’s sudden passing on the practice field in China. He was just 30 years of age, and his wife is reportedly expecting a baby this week .
Early reports on the passing of Tioté say the former Newcastle midfielder from Ivory Coast suffered a heart attack during a practice with his current team in China, the Beijing Enterprises.
That news was announced by his agent, Emanuele Palladino.
Newcastle United shared a brief statement on Twitter expressing their sorrow.