Former team-mates and ex-Celtic players were united in grief at the overnight news that Liam Miller had lost his battle with cancer.
At the age of 36 he was settling into a new life in the USA and taking his first steps into coaching with his wife and three kids.
Miller returned to Cork in November with little heard about his illness from a player who rarely spoke out, preferring the quiet life to the celebrity status of others.
An inspiration, a smile that lit up a room, a special player but more importantly a terrific person.
Thoughts and prayers are with all Liam’s family at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/DxbuNXvg9k
— Stephen McManus (@StephenMc446) February 10, 2018
Sad news ????, nice words ????????????????????thoughts are with his family and friends https://t.co/IkagiBbGkf
— Simon Donnelly (@SimonDonnelly13) February 10, 2018
Terrible news Liam Miller has lost his battle.. sad day to all those who knew him. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends Rest In Peace young man ????
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) February 10, 2018
At Utd Liam Miller, was a quiet, unassuming, humble lad who loved playing and training always striving to give his all everyday. A model pro.
condolences to his family & friends. pic.twitter.com/1rkmab0WVY
— Brian McClair (@BrianMcClair13) February 10, 2018
Liam Miller’s goals for Celtic. pic.twitter.com/8jUPJJwidq
— CelticBible (@CelticBible) February 10, 2018
Really sad to hear of Liam’s passing, great person on and off the pitch. He will be sadly missed. Condolences to his Family & close friends
— Packie Bonner (@PackieBonner1) February 10, 2018
Woke up this morning to the terrible news of Liam Millers passing. Thoughts & prayers are with his friends & family. Taken far too soon. R.I.P pal
— Shane Long (@ShaneLong7) February 10, 2018
Liam was a great team mate & room mate. He was also a top opponent. But most of all he is one of the few people in football who I consider a true friend. I’m absolutely devastated for him and his young family. I’m sure he is resting with the angels now. RIP Chewy love you x ???? pic.twitter.com/YB8b9UzJwt
— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) February 9, 2018
We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Liam Miller at the young age of 36. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult period. RIP Liam pic.twitter.com/kwTK8euqYH
— Bray Wanderers FC (@BrayWanderers) February 9, 2018
Terribly sad news about Liam Miller. Taken too young.Thoughts go out to his family.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 9, 2018
Im deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and old team mate Liam Miler????my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP my friend????????
— Stiliyan Petrov (@StanPetrov19) February 9, 2018
It`s terrible news to hear about the death of any young person dying from cancer, thoughts to his and any other young family that go through this curse of cancer, RIP, and prayers for a cure, remember it hit`s a lot of people,
— John Fallon (@sligotim) February 10, 2018
— Mark Burchill (@Burchyboy27) February 9, 2018
Absolutely devastating news about Liam Miller , must be heartbreaking for his family , cancer has no colours, simply taken too young .
— Robert Douglas (@Robert__Douglas) February 10, 2018
While he made an impact at Leeds United, Sunderland and Hibs the best days of his career were spent at Celtic when he managed to break into the ‘Seville team’.
Neil Lennon, Paul Lambert and Stan Petrov formed the backbone of that side but from pre-season Miller got into the team, scored against Arsenal and away to Kaunus in a Champions League qualifier and complimented Chris Sutton and Henrik Larsson brilliantly.
Celtic’s wins over Anderlecht and Lyon were among the best Champions League nights that the fans have witnessed with Miller scoring in both games.
No one turns down Manchester United, Miller signed a life changing contract to go to Old Trafford and while that move never quite worked out he did wear the green shirt of Ireland on 21 occasions.
He lived a quiet life but as the reactions above show he made quite an impact as a team-mate and as a friend to many.