Michael D Higgins and others pay tribute following the tragic passing of Liam Miller
"A Cork legend"...
Former Irish international Liam Miller sadly passed away on Friday night at the age of 36, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Miller won 26 caps for Ireland and represented Manchester United, Sunderland and Celtic among others during a successful career.
Miller is survived by his wife Clare and his three children Kory, Leo and Belle.
The shock reverberated around the footballing community as Miller's former teammates and clubs expressed their sadness at the loss of a great friend.
"It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Liam Miller, who brought skill and passion to his games, for the Republic of Ireland, Cork City, Celtic, Manchester Utd. and other clubs," said President Michael D.Higgins.
"I send my condolences to his family and friends, and all those who love Irish sport."
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
Rest In Peace young man 🙏 pic.twitter.com/wWWPGpFDVF
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) February 10, 2018
Sad hearing the awful news that Liam Miller has passed away this evening, taken far so soon by a terrible disease. Proud to have shared a dressing room with him over the years. #RIPLiamMiller
— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) 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. 🙏🏽
— STEVEN REID (@stevenreid12) February 9, 2018
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
Waking up to the very sad news about Liam Miller. It reminds us that there are far more important things in life than sport. We extend our condolences to our friends in @FAIreland and to Liam’s family and friends. RIP. pic.twitter.com/x9RgtC2lxb
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) February 10, 2018
Rest In Peace Liam Miller, taken way too soon, my thoughts and prayers are with Liams family, friends and club mates 🙏🏼 #ireland #celtic #manchester pic.twitter.com/FT5WTrCcJd
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) February 10, 2018
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
Brutal news to wake up to. Too many young men being taken from us. Thoughts with his fans in Cork and worldwide , his teammates , his parents ,his lovely wife, sons and daughter. Very difficult to accept.
RIP Liam. Cork Legend.
— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) February 10, 2018