David beckham and Rio Ferdinand pays tribute to former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller as he passes on at 36 after battle with panacretic cancer.
Following treatment in the United States and at home in Cork.
The father-of-three, who also played for Hibernian, Leeds and Sunderland, passed away just four days short of his 37th birthday.
Sutton, who played alongside Miller at Celtic, added his own kind words: ‘Terribly sad news about Liam Miller. Taken too young. Thoughts go out to his family.’
Celtic, his first club, tweeted: ‘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.’
Former Celtic player Stiliyan Petrov wrote on Twitter: ‘I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and old team mate Liam Miller. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP my friend.’
Petrov, 38 and now retired, returned to football in 2016 having recovered from acute leukaemia, four years after being diagnosed with the disease.
Mark Burchill, who also played for Celtic, added: ‘Can’t believe my old team mate Liam Miller has passed away today..taken far too soon..horrific news..thoughts and prayers with his family at this time.’
Former Sunderland team mate Kevin Kilbane wrote on Twitter: ‘Sad hearing the awful news that Liam Miller has passed away this evening, taken far too soon by a terrible disease. Proud to have shared a dressing room with him over the years.’
Kevin Doyle, who also played with Miller for the Republic of Ireland, tweeted: ‘Extremely sad news. Rest in peace Liam Miller, a gentleman.’