Did Cheick Tiote Die? Rumors That Soccer Star Is Dead Swirl on Twitter

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The former Newcastle United midfielder reportedly died after collapsing during training.

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Former Newcastle United midfield Cheick Tiote has died, according to a tweet from his former team mate Demba Ba. Ba wrote, “May Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote.” The pair played with each for the Magpies during their best season in recent years in 2012.

Tiote left Newcastle for China in February 2017 as part of the spending spree clubs in the country were on at the time.

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