The final tweet sent by former footballer Ugo Ehiogu before his death encouraged his followers to #dosomethingkind – and now people are doing just that.
The Tottenham under-23 coach suffered a cardiac arrest at Spurs’ training ground on Thursday, and died in the early hours of Friday morning.
In his final tweet Ehiogu relayed the story of giving a homeless person £10, and signed off with a hashtag people are now using to remember him and build a legacy around his name.
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
The former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, West Brom, Sheffield United, Rangers and England defender has inspired football fans with his words.
— Alan Long (@AlanLong2) April 21, 2017
Today, #dosomethingkind to a stranger in memory of Ugo Ehiogu. May he rest in peace.
— Chelsea Rumours (@ChelseaRumours) April 21, 2017
— Iain Aitch (@iainaitch) April 21, 2017
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
Let's all remember Ugo Ehiogu, and #dosomethingkind today. What a remarkable player, man and coach he was.
— Preben Walle (@Ohpebbles) April 21, 2017
— corinne bailey (@corinnebailey) April 21, 2017
— Emily 💙 (@kippaxgirlemily) April 21, 2017
Everyone should get #dosomethingkind trending for Ugo & spread the word that everyone should do little acts of kindness in his memory 💙💙
— LISA🦄 (@Lisa____xx) April 21, 2017
Ehiogu joined Spurs as a coach in 2014, and the club said in a statement his “immense presence will be irreplaceable”.
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
Shayon Harrison, who came through Tottenham’s youth team, described Ehiogu as “one of the most genuine and caring people” he had ever met.