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Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies at 45

Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies at 45
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Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has died at the age of 45.

Vilanova had been suffering from throat cancer since 2011.

He was admitted to the Chiron Clinic in Barcelona last week as his health deteriorated.

On Thursday Vilanova underwent emergency surgery as he developed gastric complications.

The club has since announced his death on its website.

Vilanova became assistant to Pep Guardiola in 2008 and won the Spanish championship as head coach in 2013.

He stepped down in the summer of that year as his cancer returned.

He leaves a wife and two children.

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