Cheick Tiote died of cardiac arrest last week
A Memorial service has been for former Newcastle star and Ivory Coast star Cheick Tiote in Beijing following his tragic cardiac arrest last week.
The former Newcastle star, who was just 30, collapsed during training for Chinese second division side Beijing Enterprises last week and died after being rushed to hospital.
Beijing Enterprises players bow their heads in tribute to former team-mate Cheick Tiote
Tributes flooded in from his former team-mates, celebrities and and football supporters following the terrible news.
And in the Chinese capital, his Beijing Enterprises team-mates stood around a coffin draped in the flag of the Ivory Coast with their heads bowed in respect, before his body was flown back to his native Ivory Coast.
Tears were shed by family and friends at the emotional service for the father of three, who played over 100 games in the Premier League for the Toon before moving to Asia.
Tiote was just 30 when he tragically passed away from a cardiac arrest last week.