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Thread: OT - Ugo Ehiogu Dies

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    OT - Ugo Ehiogu Dies

    From BBC:

    Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training centre on Thursday.

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    Really sad, great player for Villa and England. RIP Ugo

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    Very sad news. It's quite shocking the amount of top sports people suffering from cardiovascular issues recently. Very sad news indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwantmypieback View Post
    Very sad news. It's quite shocking the amount of top sports people suffering from cardiovascular issues recently. Very sad news indeed!
    Not sure that this is a recent phenomenon. It's hard to make sense of the figures in isolation but some details:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden...#Notable_cases

    and the link further down the page:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_..._their_careers

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    R.I.P. Ugo, a sad day indeed and so young

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    The flags at SGP were being flown at half mast today, someone I was working with there said he didn't know him (despite working with the FA (and thus coaches) a lot) but he had a really good chat with him only a couple of weeks ago and he seemed like a really nice guy.

    44 is no age at all for someone you would think would still be very fit, these day's it's usually players that are still playing that are the shock deaths that you never see coming like Foe, Feher, Puerta, O'Donnel etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeman25 View Post
    The flags at SGP were being flown at half mast today, someone I was working with there said he didn't know him (despite working with the FA (and thus coaches) a lot) but he had a really good chat with him only a couple of weeks ago and he seemed like a really nice guy.

    44 is no age at all for someone you would think would still be very fit, these day's it's usually players that are still playing that are the shock deaths that you never see coming like Foe, Feher, Puerta, O'Donnel etc.
    Of course we must remember our own former player Richard Butcher too. It shows how hard these heart arrhythmias and abnormalities must be to detect, when you consider the high level of medical science and regular fitness monitoring associated with professional sport these days. It's very sad, and alarming that there will inevitably be more cases like this in the future. James Taylor from Notts cricket was fortunate his condition was picked up when it was, even though it did end his career.

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