Former footballer Fabrice Muamba has tweeted an affecting reaction to the sudden death of Tottenham U23 coach Ugo Ehiogu.
The news of the former Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Ranger stars came as a huge shock to the football world, as Ehiogu sadly passed away after collapsing on the training pitch, and being rushed to hospital on Thursday.
Ehiogu's death from sudden cardiac arrest affected many, but the news was particularly salient for Muamba, who also suffered a cardiac arrest while playing football.
Yesterday I lost my friend Germaine Mason. This morning Ugo Ehiogu passed through heart attack. Cherish life it's promised to no one.
— fabrice muamba (@fmuamba) April 21, 2017
The former midfielder's attack happened during a game for Bolton Wanderers against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup in March 2012.
Muamba was famously deemed clinically 'dead' for 78 minutes, but thankfully medical personnel at White Hart Lane and a cardiologist in the crowd helped save Muamba and while now retired from football, he remains in good health.
He wrote on Twitter, on Friday: "Yesterday I lost my friend Germaine Mason. This morning Ugo Ehiogu passed through heart attack. Cherish life it's promised to no one"
The sudden and unexpected nature of Ehiogu's passing is heartbreaking news for everyone connected to him and football.
Since his own incident in 2012, Muamba has written a book, achieved a degree in sports journalism and worked to raise awareness for heart disease in sport.