Liam Miller has been taken from us at just 36.
His untimely passing was confirmed overnight, having reportedly battled pancreatic cancer.
President Michael D. Higgins sent his condolences to Miller's family and friends.
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Liam Miller, who brought skill and passion to his games, for the Republic of Ireland, Cork City, Celtic, Manchester Utd. and other clubs. I send my condolences to his family and friends, and all those who love Irish sport.”
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) February 10, 2018
Myriad of his former teammates and others connected with Irish football expressed their shock and sadness at the news, also paying tribute to his memory.
Extremely sad news,Rest in peace Liam Miller, a gentleman
— Kevin Doyle (@KevinDoyle1983) February 9, 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
Sad hearing the awful news that Liam Miller has passed away this evening, taken far so soon by a terrible disease. Proud to have shared a dressing room with him over the years. #RIPLiamMiller
— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) February 9, 2018
Devastated to hear about Liam Miller. Condolences to his family. What a lovely guy and what a player. May he rest in peace. https://t.co/xbMVNDwTix
— Tony O'Donoghue (@Corktod) February 10, 2018
RIP Liam miller was a honour to play with you such a good footballer and a great guy as well such sad news thoughts go out to his family at this sad time 💔🙏🏾
— Clinton Morrison (@morrisonclinton) 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
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) February 10, 2018
— Shaun Derry (@shaunpderry) February 10, 2018
His former clubs also paid tribute to a man taken far too young.
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. pic.twitter.com/vMkT1CtJ2m
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 9, 2018
Manchester United is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of our former midfielder Liam Miller. We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/k87wINacg3
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 10, 2018
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 9, 2018
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) February 9, 2018
— Melbourne City FC 🏙️ (@MelbourneCity) February 10, 2018
While you'll hear it said that Miller's passing puts sport into perspective, it also goes to show why sport is important. Without it, most of us would never have known Liam Miller.
Shine on, young man.