Harry Kane and Tottenham Hotspur's players have led football's tribute to former England international Ugo Ehiogu.
Ehiogu, who appeared for England, Rangers and Middlesbrough amongst others, collapsed at Spurs’ training ground on Thursday and passed away in hospital on Friday morning, aged 44.
Striker Kane took to Twitter to lead the tributes to the club’s under-23 coach, saying: “Very sad day today! Ugo was a fantastic man and coach! Gone way to soon! Thoughts are with his friends and family now! #RIPUgo.”
Other top flight stars, past and present, also took to social media to pay their respects over the course of the day.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) April 21, 2017
Thoughts and prayers with Ugo's family and friends. Rest well Ugo pic.twitter.com/QNLUoOzy2D
— Victor Wanyama (@VictorWanyama) April 21, 2017
So sad to hear about Ugo, my condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Ugo https://t.co/cnOhe0rvmL
— Erik Manuel Lamela (@ErikLamela) April 21, 2017
Tragic news about Ugo Ehiogu.
So sad. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) April 21, 2017
Very sad news about Ugo Ehiogu Thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) April 21, 2017
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
One of my East London mates of old.Ugo Ehiogu true defender my heart goes out to his family. I just can't believe it! pic.twitter.com/4DSrltEGlB
— Sol Campbell (@SolManOfficial) April 21, 2017
Can't believe the news that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away. Calm & warming vibe when in his company. My heart goes out to his family! #RIPUgo
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 21, 2017
Dreadful news that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away. So young, so sad, such a lovely guy. #RIPUgo
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 21, 2017