News surfaced yesterday that the 36-year-old was seriously ill but confirmation was difficult to find.
While fans immediately started sending their best wishes and speculating on the illness former team-mates attempted to find out about the claims.
At midnight Chris Sutton tweeted:
All thoughts and prayers go out to my old teammate Liam Miller tonight
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 13, 2017
A little earlier the following tweets were posted.
All my thoughts and love with Liam Miller and his family ??
— Darren O’Dea (@odea_darren) November 12, 2017
Such sad news about my old Room mate Liam Miller, Pray to God he pulls through this battle with Cancer, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. ??????
— Noel Hunt (@Noelhunt20) November 12, 2017
Miller joined Celtic straight from school in Cork and made his big breakthrough at the start of the 2003/04 season.
At Old Trafford he made 22 appearances scoring twice before moving on to play at Leeds and Sunderland then having stints in Australia, back at Cork City then in the USA.
Miller earned 21 full caps for Ireland and was part of their u-16 side that became European Champions in 1998.