"On behalf of everyone at the Premier League I offer sincere condolences to Ugo Ehiogu’s family, friends, and colleagues following this sad and shocking news," said Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore. "Ugo made a significant contribution to the Premier League.
Daniel Levy: "This is an incredibly sad day for the Club and a tragic loss of a talented member of our Spurs family." pic.twitter.com/PG5Kn3Lbq3— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 21, 2017
"He was as an outstanding footballer for Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and other clubs and more recently a highly regarded Academy coach at Tottenham Hotspur. In Ugo, the young players at Spurs had an excellent role model.
"While he is best known for his stellar football career, Ugo was a great person who used his profile to support charities and inspire positive change in the sport and beyond. He will be missed."
Words can't explain how devastated I am to hear the news of Ugo. He had a huge influence on the young lads at Spurs while I was there (1/2)— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) April 21, 2017
Premier League Director of Football Development, Ged Roddy, said: "My thoughts are with John McDermott and the Academy staff and players at Tottenham Hotspur, and of course Ugo Ehiogu’s family and friends.
"Ugo was an excellent coach, passing on his wisdom to young footballers at Spurs and playing a key role at one of the most successful Academies in the country.
"He was a student of the game, always wanting to learn from others and always worth listening to. His loss will be felt by many in English football and far beyond."
A minute’s applause will take place in Ehiogu's memory at the Vitality Stadium immediately prior to kick-off during AFC Bournemouth's home match against Middlesbrough on Saturday, and Boro's home encounter with Sunderland on Wednesday evening.
The teams will also wear black armbands.
Gallery: Ehiogu: A footballing life