Cheick Tiote after scoring for Newcastle v Arsenal in the famous 4-4 draw

Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote dies at the age of 30. RIP.

RIP Cheick Tiote

Very sad news has emerged from China on Monday afternoon, confirming the death of Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Just 30 years-old, Tiote left Newcastle in early February to sign for Beijing Enterprises for an undisclosed fee.

According to reports on Monday, Tiote collapsed at training on Monday and was rushed to hospital.

Tiote’s agent Emanuele Palladino confirmed the devastating news on Monday.

Demba Ba pays tribute to Chieck Tiote

Amongst the first players to pay tribute to Tiote was former Newcastle team mate Demba Ba.

Ba Tweeted: “May God grant you heaven”.

Tiote was best known in England for his time at Newcastle and famously scored a last minute equaliser in a 4-4 Premier League draw with Arsenal.

Besides Newcastle and Beijing Express, Tiote also played for Anderlecht, Roda JC and FC Twente.

Twitter reactions are below. Very sad news. RIP Chieck Tiote.

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