STILYAN PETROV, who has bravely fought leukemia since March 2012, led the tributes to former Celtic midfielder Liam Miller who tragically passed away last night after losing his battle against cancer at the age of 36.
The Bulgarian star said: “I’m deeply saddened to hear of the death of my friend and old team-mate Liam Miller. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP, my friend.”
John Hartson said: “Terrible news. Liam Miller has lost his battle – sad day to all those who knew him. Rest in Praise, young man.”
Chris Sutton said: “Terribly sad news about Liam Miller. Taken too young. Thoughts go out to his family.”
Celtic goalkeeping legend and ex-Republic of Ireland No.1 Pat Bonner said: “Really sad to hear of Liam’s passing. Great person on and off the pitch. He will be sadly missed. Condolensces to his family and close friends.”
Rab Douglas said: “Absolutely devastating news about Liam Miller. Must be heartbreaking for his family. Cancer has no colours, simply taken too young.”
Mark Burchill said: “Can’t believe my old team-mate Liam Miller has passed away. Taken far too soon. Thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”
Stephen McManus said: “An inspiration, a smile that lit up a room. A special player, but, more importantly, a terrific person.”
Lisbon Lion John Fallon said: “It’s terrible news to hear about any young person dying of cancer. Thoughts to his and any other young family that go through this curse of cancer. RIP and prayers for a cure, remember it hits a lot of people.
Miller leaves a wife and three children.