- Former Newcastle United star Cheick Tiote is dead
- The Ivorian died on Monday, June 5, 2017 in China
- He was said to be expecting a new child this week
Countless of football faithfuls around the world are still battling to cope with the tragic death of Ivorian international and former Newcastle United star Cheick Tiote.
The 30-year-old collapsed in training while on duty with his club Beijing Enterprises, and all efforts to resuscitate his dear life were futile as he passed on leaving an helpless child and a pregnant wife behind.
But Cheick Tiote who was observing the Ramadan fast before his death seemed to have prepared for a journey of no return considering the last conversation he had with his friend Yusuf Abubakar Tumi.
The deceased in a chat with his pal stated that entering the Aljannah which Muslims refer to as Paradise is bigger than anything on earth.
"The words of Tiote when we chatted today . Inah lilahi wa inah lilahi rajun -: May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace Aljanah #tiote," Yusuf Abubakar Tumi posted.
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