The Footballing World Pay Tribute To Liam Miller, Who Died Aged 36
Devastating news emerged last night that former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder, Liam Miller, has tragically passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
It emerged last year that Miller was suffering from the illness and it was sadly confirmed on Friday night that the 36-year-old had lost his battle with the disease.
Former Celtic, Man U, Leeds and Sunderland star Liam Miller has died aged just 36. Thoughts are with his family and friends. :pray: pic.twitter.com/rRkcTSbu7h
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) February 9, 2018
Miller represented Ireland 21 times and won a Scottish League Title with Celtic and the Championship with Sunderland. He also enjoyed spells with AGF Aarhus, Leeds United, Queens Park Rangers, Hibernian, Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar.
Former club Manchester United penned on Twitter earlier: "Manchester United is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of our former midfielder Liam Miller. We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely difficult time."
Celtic, Cork Schoolboys, Sunderland and Leeds also posted tributes to Miller:
Manchester United is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of our former midfielder Liam Miller. We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/k87wINacg3
- Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 10, 2018
We have received the very sad news that Liam Miller has passed away tonight. The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the CSL are with Liam's family tonight.
A minutes silence will be observed in all CSL games this weekend in Liam's memory. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/00A5WuDCrC
- Cork Schoolboys Lge (@corksl) February 9, 2018
Everyone at #CelticFC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.
RIP Liam, YNWA. pic.twitter.com/vMkT1CtJ2m
- Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 9, 2018
We are saddened to hear this evening that former #SAFC midfielder Liam Miller has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/MQqL3x2acN
- Sunderland AFC :red_circle::white_circle: (@SunderlandAFC) February 9, 2018
Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #LUFC midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends pic.twitter.com/4rtm5yOL1v
- Leeds United (@LUFC) February 9, 2018
Tributes immediately began to pour in from the footballing world, including messages from David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Steven Reid Mark Burchill, among others.
Waking up to the news that my old @ManUtd teammate Liam Miller has passed away. Such tragic news... my thoughts go out to his family! pic.twitter.com/i0nUbCnlH1
- Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 10, 2018
RIP Liam Miller. Devastating news. Great player but more importantly fantastic person. So sad. Thoughts with his family.
- Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) February 9, 2018
Rest In Peace Liam Miller, taken way too soon, my thoughts and prayers are with Liams family, friends and club mates :pray: #ireland #celtic #manchester pic.twitter.com/FT5WTrCcJd
- Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) February 10, 2018
Can't believe my old team mate Liam miller @CelticFC has passed away today.. taken far too soon.. horrific news.. thoughts and prayers with his family at this time #RipLiam :four_leaf_clover::green_heart:
- Mark Burchill (@Burchyboy27) February 9, 2018
RIP Liam Miller. Was lucky enough to room with Liam on a few international trips.. top player and a great person. Thoughts and prayers with his loved ones. :pray:
- STEVEN REID (@stevenreid12) February 9, 2018
Terribly sad news about Liam Miller. Taken too young.Thoughts go out to his family.
- Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 9, 2018
RIP Liam Miller such a shame aged 36 gone too soon thoughts to all his family :broken_heart:
- David May (@DavidMay04) February 9, 2018
At Utd Liam Miller, was a quiet, unassuming, humble lad who loved playing and training always striving to give his all everyday. A model pro.
condolences to his family & friends. pic.twitter.com/1rkmab0WVY
- Brian McClair (@BrianMcClair13) February 10, 2018
Sad news about Liam Miller, described by many of his friends as "A gentleman, a friend, a great player". RIP we will never forget:japanese_ogre: pic.twitter.com/0sKuctPGin
- Bryan Davies (@MrBryanDavies) February 10, 2018
Rest in Peace Liam Miller. So sad. :heart:
- David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) February 9, 2018
So sad that we have lost Liam Miller, a true gent that'll be sorely missed. Thoughts & prayers with Liam's family. #RIPLIAMMILLER :pray:
- Danny Webber :bee: (@DanielWebber81) February 10, 2018
Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this time.
Rest In Peace, Liam.