LIAM MILLER, the former Irish international footballer, has passed away at the age of 36.
It was revealed last November that the midfielder was battling pancreatic cancer.
Tributes have poured in from former clubs, teammates and fellow players for the father-of-three, who passed away just days before his 37th birthday.
Former international teammate Steven Reid described Miller as a "top player and a great person", while Kevin Kilbane said he was proud to have shared a dressing room with him.
Former Celtic teammate Stiliyan Petrov, who himself battled leukaemia in 2012, said: "My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP my friend."
Cork native Miller started his career at Celtic and was handed his debut late in the 1999/2000 season by acting manager Kenny Dalglish.
He flourished under Dalglish’s successor Martin O’Neill, making 40 appearances for the Glasgow club in his breakthrough season in 2003/2004.
He made the first of his 21 Ireland appearances that same season.
His form earned him a move to Manchester United where he was tipped to be Roy Keane’s successor.
Although he failed to establish himself in the first team at Old Trafford, he enjoyed a productive spell in English football.
After a loan spell at Leeds, he moved to Sunderland where he won the Championship under manager Keane.
Following a stint at QPR, he returned north of the border where he impressed with Hibs.
He then spent three years in Australia with Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City, before returning to his hometown team.
After helping Cork to second spot in the League of Ireland in 2015, he finished his career at Wilmington Hammerheads in the US.
Liam Miller, February 13, 1981 – February 9, 2018
Tributes to Liam Miller
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) 9 February 2018
We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/XWURtc72M3
— Hibernian FC (@HibsOfficial) 9 February 2018
Terribly sad news about Liam Miller. Taken too young.Thoughts go out to his family.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) 9 February 2018
Shocked to hear the passing of a young 36yr old Liam Miller.
Thoughts, prayers & condolences to all his family & friends. #RIP
— Michael Ball (@bally03) 9 February 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) 9 February 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) 9 February 2018
RIP Liam Miller. Was lucky enough to room with Liam on a few international trips.. top player and a great person. Thoughts and prayers with his loved ones. 🙏🏽
— STEVEN REID (@stevenreid12) 9 February 2018
— Mark Burchill (@Burchyboy27) 9 February 2018
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 9 February 2018
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) 10 February 2018
Rest in Peace Liam Miller. So sad. ❤️
— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) 9 February 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) 9 February 2018