RIP Cheick Tiote – Former Newcastle Midfielder Dies, Aged 30, After Collapsing In Training

Chris Wright

5th, June 2017

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Sad, sad news is reaching us that ex-Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has died suddenly at the age of 30.

Unsubstantiated reports of Tiote’s death flooded Twitter this afternoon, with many believing it to be a hoax.

Unfortunately, the tragic news have since been confirmed by Emanuele Palladino, the Ivorian’s representative:

It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training.

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.

Tiote brought his seven-year stint with the Toon to an end in February when he left St. James’ to join second-tier side Beijing Enterprises.

According to Sky Sports, he was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a training session, but didn’t respond to emergency treatment.

Many of his friends and former teammates have already taken to social media to express their grief…

RIP Cheick Tiote, 1986-2017

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  1. ToonArmyTX says:

    Chris, Toon Army Dallas, here in Texas where I’m from, were able to get pitch-side seats for the Ivory Coast v El Salvador World Cup warm-up match played in Dallas in 2014. He saw us with our flags at half but his coaches wouldn’t let him come over. Because of THAT goal and his infamous lack of others we were shouting “SHOOT” good naturedly every touch he had, and we had the excellent El Salvador fans around us doing it too. It was an incredible experience. After the match Cheick jumped a security barrier and ran past guards trying to stop him just to meet us and take pictures and sign autographs. He was wonderful, as nice and welcoming as he could be. Needless to say we are all gutted beyond comprehension today. We are sharing pictures and memories of that today on our Facebook page. Just incredibly shocking and sad.

    • Chris Wright says:

      @ToonArmyTX: Lovely little anecdote. Doesn’t surprise me either. That’s the reason he was/is/will always be a true fan favourite.

  2. Archer says:

    Loved the goal, loved the celebration… Rest in peace Cheick, you’ve given many football fans some great memories.

  3. Jarren says:

    Truly shocking to hear of his passing.

    He was a force for Newcastle, everyone who seen him play held high regard for his determination and strength.

    Rest in peace.

  4. holyeffingcow says:

    @ToonArmyATX:

    I was at that match sat across the stand from you guys. Your voices carried & made my Arsenal supporting friends & I laugh.

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