Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller dies aged 36
Last Updated: 10/02/18 11:23am
Former Celtic, Manchester United and Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller has died at the age of 36 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Miller, who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009, was diagnosed with cancer last year and had since been undergoing treatment in the United States and Ireland.
Manchester United wrote on Twitter: "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."
Miller made his professional debut for Celtic in 2000 after coming through the youth ranks at Parkhead and helped them win the Scottish Premiership title in 2004.
He moved from Glasgow to Manchester United on a free transfer, making 22 appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson in two seasons - which included a spell on loan at Leeds - before moving on to Sunderland in 2006.
Miller was part of the Black Cats squad that won promotion to the Premier League in 2007 before he joined QPR two years later.
A short spell at Loftus Road was followed by stints at Hibernian, Australian clubs Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City, home-town club Cork City and, most recently, Wilmington.
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. 🙏🏽— STEVEN REID (@stevenreid12) February 9, 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
Extremely sad news,Rest in peace Liam Miller, a gentleman— Kevin Doyle (@KevinDoyle1983) February 9, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Liam Miller. Thoughts with his family at this sad time 💔 ☘️— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) February 9, 2018
RIP Liam Miller such a shame aged 36 gone too soon thoughts to all his family 💔— David May (@DavidMay04) 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
Im deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and old team mate Liam Miler😢my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP my friend🙏🏼— Stiliyan Petrov (@StanPetrov19) February 9, 2018
Terrible news Liam Miller has lost his battle.. sad day to all those who knew him. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends Rest In Peace young man 🙏— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) February 10, 2018