Former Republic Of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has passed away aged 36.
The Cork native played 21 times for his country between 2004 and 2009. He represented a number of teams at club level, most notably Celtic, Manchester United, Leeds United and Hibernian before returning home in 2015 to play for Cork City in the League Of Ireland. He also enjoyed spells in Australia and the United States. Miller had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November.
Tributes have been pouring in for the popular star since the tragic news broke on Friday evening.
We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/XWURtc72M3
— Hibernian FC (@HibernianFC) 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
Liam was a great team mate & room mate. He was also a top opponent. But most of all he is one of the few people in football who I consider a true friend. I'm absolutely devastated for him and his young family. I'm sure he is resting with the angels now. RIP Chewy love you x ???? pic.twitter.com/YB8b9UzJwt
— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) February 9, 2018
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) February 10, 2018
— YBIG (@YouBoysInGreen) February 9, 2018
So sad about Liam Miller. Imagine saying to a Cork kid of our age that one day you’d play for Celtic, Man U, Leeds, Ireland and Cork City. That’s more life than most of us will manage
— Padraig Reidy (@mePadraigReidy) February 9, 2018
Extremely sad news,Rest in peace Liam Miller, a gentleman
— Kevin Doyle (@KevinDoyle1983) February 9, 2018
Heart breaking news regarding the passing of Liam Miller. I still remember the excitement I felt watching Sky Sports news in 2004 when the breaking news confirmed he had signed for Utd. I can’t imagine how tragic this must be for his family, and loved ones. ????❤️ pic.twitter.com/MonDvOaoPV
— Gary Gannon (@1GaryGannon) February 9, 2018