Former Newcastle United player has passed on. The devastating news have confirmed that Cheick Tiote has passed on while in China. The 30 year old Ivory Coast International who was in the English Premier League with Newcastle United was one of the best central midfielders in the league.

Cheick Tiote was one of the players that helped his Newcastle United side to keep shining in the English top flight since joining them in 2010. Newcastle United have been relegated and earned promotion since he left. The Ivorian was also a regular feature for his national side in most international fixtures and even the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup.

His death was announced by the Chinese SuperLig last night and so far reports by the media have suggested that he died from a heart attack while in training in Beijing China. His former team Newcastle United also confirmed the reports and sent condolences to his family. Tiote was playing for Beijing Enterprise football Club in the Chinese SuperLig since joining them from Newcastle in February this year.

The tenacious midfielder will be missed by the football world due to his amazing work rate and his famous goals especially his rocket equalizer against Arsenal.