It’s one of those pieces of information that you wish you didn’t have to share. Former Newcastle United player Cheick Tiote collapsed during training at Beijing Enterprises, and despite being rushed to a hospital, the doctors failed to keep him alive.
It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises
the late Tiote’s representative Emanuele Palladino informed the Press.
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
he also said, waiting himself as well to get more information regarding what exactly happened to the Ivorian.
His club, Beijing Enterprises, issued a statement soon after the tragic event.
At 6pm on June 5th, Mr Cheick Tiote fell unconscious to the ground during training. He was immediately taken to hospital, but unfortunately died at 7pm
the statement read.
After joining Beijing Enterprises Group FC on February 5th 2017, Mr Tiote has made a great contribution to the club and has received plaudits from the coaching staff and team-mates for his superb ability and professionalism. We hereby express our sincere condolences following Mr Tiote’s unfortunate death
the Chinese club also mentioned in their statement.