Cheick Tiote dead: Fans react on Twitter as former Newcastle ace dies Mon, June 5, 2017
Cheick Tiote has died after collapsing in training, and fans are mourning the former Newcastle United midfielder on Twitter
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Tiote is said to have been rushed to hospital following a training session with Chinese Super League side Beijing Enterprises.
Chinese news outlet Sina were first to claim the Ivorian had died, causing Newcastle fans to post tributes and messages on Twitter.
There are rumours circulating online that the midfielder has passed away, but no official confirmation from his club.
BBC reporter Tim Hague wrote: “BREAKING: Ex @NUFC midfielder Cheick Tioté has collapsed during training with Beijing Enterprises and has subsequently died. Aged 30.”
Meanwhile, former Magpies team-mate Demba Ba posted: ""may Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote.” He included six crying emojis in his post.
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the tributes from Twitter users towards former Newcastle United player Cheick Tiote.