It follows days of intense searching after a devastating earthquake hit Turkey and Syria two weeks ago.
Tributes have poured in from far and near with many expressing their condolences to the footballer’s family and loved ones.
However, his good deeds remain etched in the minds of many, as he was influential both on and off the pitch and extended a helping hand to those who needed it most.
Below, we take a look at five things that made Atsu a human angel:
Helped reintegrate ex-offenders into society
Atsu played a big role in the non-custodial sentencing bill and teamed up with the Crime Check Foundation to pay the fines of petty criminals.
These included persons languishing in prison for petty theft and helped reintegrate released prisoners into society.
The deceased winger even went so far as to provide some of them with funds to start businesses.
Many have paid their fees, including Nigerian comedian Crazy Clown
Atsu was loved for his willingness to give without trumpeting his actions on social media or any other public medium.
Confirming his death, popular Nigerian comedian Crazy Clown revealed that the footballer paid his fees throughout the university.
And he wasn’t alone. Atsu was paying the fees of many other people before his unfortunate death.
Bought football kit and boots for upcoming footballers
When Atsu was in Ghana during the off-season holidays, he made sure he brought kits, boots and other items to support the young footballers.
He was constantly in touch with all his youth teams and made sure to support them whenever possible.
Ambassador for many children’s charity foundations
Atsu was an ambassador for many children’s charity foundations. In Ghana, he financed the Becky Foundation, which serves orphans.
Before his death he started building a school for the orphanage which was made up of nine classrooms, a library, a pitch and an ultramodern library. He was the ambassador of the charity Arms Around the Child.
A faithful Christian who preached the Word of God
Apart from all his good deeds, Atsu was a devout Christian who believed strongly in the divine power of God.
The former Newcastle United forward often posts Bible quotes on his social media pages to promote the faith of his Christian followers.