Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Former Sunderland footballer Liam Miller dies of pancreatic cancer

Former Sunderland footballer Liam Miller dies of pancreatic cancer

Celtic held a minute's silence in tribute to former midfielder Liam Miller, who died at the age of 36.

The Irish professional footballer was diagnosed with cancer in November a year ago and had been undergoing treatment in the United States and Ireland until his demise.

Miller's footballing career took him from Cork to Celtic before his big move to Manchester United.

Brendan Rodgers yesterday spoke of Liam Miller remaining "in the memory of everyone at Celtic" following the tragic passing of the 36-year-old midfielder, who came through the ranks at the club.

Liam later played for QPR and Hibernian before going to Australia where he represented Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.

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In November of past year it was revealed he was undergoing treatment.

Miller is survived by wife Clare and his three children Kory, Leo and Belle. "We send our deepest condolences to Liam's family at this hard time".

Ex-international teammate Kevin Kilbane said, "Sad hearing the bad news Liam has passed away, taken far too soon by a terrible disease".

David Beckham and Wayne Rooney have led the tributes to former Manchester United team-mate Liam Miller.

Hibernian's official Twitter account were among the first to react to the Irishman's passing as the Edinburgh-based club paid tribute to their former player.

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"Our thoughts are with Liam?s family".

News of Miller's condition emerged in November and he had been receiving treatment in the United States, where he ended his playing career with Wilmington Hammerheads in North Carolina.

Steven Reid said he was a "top player and a great person" while Kevin Kilbane said he was "proud to have shared a dressing room with him". "The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the CSL are with Liam's family tonight".

Former Celtic star John Hartson, who himself battled cancer, tweeted his condolences, adding, "Rest in peace young man".

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