Reports broke out of China this afternoon, where the former Ivory Coast International is playing for Beijing Enterprises, that he had been taken ill after training.
It appears he was subsequently rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The club is yet to make a statement on the Player’s health.
Meanwhile, Remember this goal? Newcastle came from 3 goals down to finish the game 4-4 with Arsenal.
Cheick Tiote was responsible for creating this iconic moment in the Premier League. Here’s one. RIP Cheick