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David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand lead Liam Miller tributes

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 11 February, 2018, 05:18

Leeds United's official Twitter feed Tweeted: "Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #LUFC midfielder Liam Miller".

Rio Ferdinand said the death of his former Old Trafford colleague was "tragic" while current Manchester United captain Michael Carrick remembered Miller being at the club when he first joined in 2006.

A statement from Cork Schoolboy League said their thoughts and prayers were with Liam's family.

In memory of Miller, Man United players will wear black armbands during Sunday's Premier League match against Newcastle United at St James' Park.

Miller's former manager Alex Ferguson is the latest to pay tribute to the Corkman.

"Liam was so young and it is devastating for his family, friends and colleagues to have lost him so early in life".

Miller is survived by his wife Clare and his three children Kory, Leo and Belle.

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Miller also played 21 games for the Republic of Ireland over a career that saw him finish out his playing days in America. "We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely hard time".

Celtic held a minute's silence in honour of Miller ahead of their Scottish Cup fifth round win over Partick Thistle.

Former Sunderland team mate Kevin Kilbane wrote on 'Sad hearing the bad news that Liam Miller has passed away this evening, taken far too soon by a terrible disease.

Hailing from County Cork, the 36-year-old passed away following illness and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

A brief spell at Loftus Road was followed by stints at Hibernian, Australian clubs Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City, home-town club Cork City and, most recently, Wilmington. Taken far too soon. "So sad. Thoughts with his family". "A very young man, 36 years of age, it puts things in perspective anyway". I didn't know him but like the rest of the country I felt I did.

Sutton, who played alongside Miller at Celtic, added his own kind words: 'Terribly sad news about Liam Miller. We all heard the news this morning.

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