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Former Manchester United Midfielder, Liam Miller, Passes Away at 36

Liam Miller, who was an Irish midfielder for several different teams such as Manchester United, Celtic, and Sunderland, has passed away due to pancreatic cancer, at age 36.

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Liam Miller of the Roar looks to pass the ball in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

He was diagnosed around last year and had traveled to the United States for treatment. 

Miller, a young father of two sons and a daughter, made his national football debut in 2004 for Ireland, against the Czech Republic.

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Liam Miller poses during the Brisbane Roar 2014/15 A-League headshots. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

His first league debut against Dundee United was in 2000. His entire career was around 16 years, during which he moved around several different teams.

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The young athlete, Miller, performs a fitness test in Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Miller had 21 senior international caps for the Republic of Ireland and also scored one goal for them.

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Shane Stefanutto and Liam Miller of the Roar celebrates after winning the Premiers Plate during the round 24 A-League match between Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Celtic Football Club was Miller’s First club, which he joined as a youth in 1997.

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Liam Miller of Brisbane runs with the ball during the FFA Cup match between Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Miller was with Celtic from 2000 till 2004, where he managed to score 5 goals in 48 appearances.

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Liam Miller of Celtic runs with the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Fulham and Glasgow. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Miller also made 22 appearances for Manchester United, which he joined at the expiration of his contract with Celtic. After this, he joined Sunderland in 2006 and stayed with them till 2009.

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Celtics’ Liam Miller takes a breather during Republic of Ireland training (Photo by Haydn West – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

His former clubs and teammates sent their thoughts and prayers for him and his family in a number of tweets. 

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Celtic FC tweets following the tragic loss of former payer, Miller. (Source: Twitter)


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Fans were deeply moved by the loss. (Source: Twitter)

His teammate, Danny Higginbotham, tweeted that he found the news ‘devastating’ and further remembered Miller as a ‘great player, but more importantly, a fantastic person’.

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Former teammate tweets about the loss of his friend, Miller. (Source: Twitter)
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Liam Miller of the Celtics keeps his focus on the ball. (Photo by Tony Marshall/EMPICS via Getty Images)

Ian Harte, who was an Irish Defender before retirement, tweeted that he was thinking of Miller and his family in this difficult time, while also confirming the news that Miller was suffering with cancer.

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It’s a difficult time for Miller’s family and friends. (Source: Twitter)

The news of the diagnosis, which came out last year, came as a massive shock to people and took time to be confirmed.

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Liam Miller celebrates during happier times in Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Tam McManus, who was a friend of the Millers and also a former footballer, sent out two tweets, one confirming the sad news and one remembering Miller as a lovely, humble person.

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Tam confirms the news of the passing of Miller. (Source: Twitter)
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Tam remembers Miller in kind words. (Source: Twitter)
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Miller shares a conversation with fellow footballer during a match. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Brisbane Roar also tweeted for their championship-winning midfielder, sending out thoughts and prayers.

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Australia remembers Miller. (Source: Twitter)

Miller’s latest career transfer was to United Soccer League side Wilmington Hammerheads FC in 2016, for which he made 27 appearances.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Miller’s family and friends in this trying time.

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