Ugo Ehiogu, the former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough footballer, did one final good deed before he suffered a heart attack at Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground yesterday morning.
The 44-year-old Spurs under 23s coach, who passed away in hospital after he collapsed, posted a tweet last month that urged people to do something kind.
Ugo’s last tweet said that he had given a homeless girl in Dalston £10 as a ‘random impulsive act’.
Gave a homeless girl £10 last night in Dalston.She didn't ask or beg.Random impulsive act from me. Not gona lie. Felt good. #dosomethingkind
— Ugo Ehiogu (@UgoEhiogu) March 29, 2017
Ugo wrote on Twitter:
Gave a homeless girl £10 last night in Dalston. She didn’t ask or beg. Random impulsive act from me. Not gona lie. Felt good. #dosomethingkind.
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach. pic.twitter.com/sSU0yqVfyk
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 21, 2017
Ugo, who was born in East London, has inspired many of his fans to do something kind in his honour.
— Alan Long (@AlanLong2) April 21, 2017
People are giving money to charity and spreading the world to ‘help a stranger’.
— Iain Aitch (@iainaitch) April 21, 2017
Ugo joined West Bromwich Albion before moving to Aston Villa, where he remained for nine years and won the League Cup twice.
He then moved to Middlesbrough in 2000 and won the League Cup again in 2004.
Let some good come from the sad loss of Ugo and #dosomethingkind I am going to donate to our local homeless charity.
— jon frost (@frostj1) April 21, 2017
Over his successful career, Ugo made 507 club appearances, scored 26 goals and won four England caps, before retiring in 2009 and becoming a coach with Spurs in 2014.
Tributes for the respected player have flooded in, and our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this difficult time.