Here we round up a selection of what the Ivorian meant to those he played with and against.
Goodbye Tioté, goodbye to a true professionalhttps://t.co/cyjlHRxWVq— Rafa Benitez Web (@rafabenitezweb) June 5, 2017
Mi más sentido pesame a la familia de Cheick Tioté. Descansa en paz. All my condolences to Cheick Tioté's family. RIP pic.twitter.com/CaHtYjQjMm— Santi Cazorla (@19SCazorla) June 5, 2017
Goodnight brother, You will be missed. My heart goes out to his family. Gone too soon #RIPcheiktiote— Papiss Demba Cisse (@CissePapiss) June 5, 2017
I am speechless and so incredibly sad. Cheick Tioté was one of the nicest and toughest teammates I have ever had. Rest in peace brother.— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) June 5, 2017
My brother Chiek. I cannot believe you are gone. I will never forget you. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Ab1Q9VyWly— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) June 5, 2017