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Carlisle Utd star Lee Miller mourns death of his wife

Carlisle United striker Lee Miller is mourning the death of his wife Donna, who died last night.

Donna Miller photo
Lee Miller released a photo of his wife on Twitter

The Blues forward announced on Twitter that Donna, who is mother to two of Miller’s sons, had passed away yesterday.

Miller wrote: “Saddest day of my life. RIP Donna.......u will always b loved!!..a wonderful mum 2 our beautiful boys!!..they will never 4get u!!..xxx”

The cause of Donna’s death has not been revealed.

Carlisle United expressed sympathy to Miller in a statement this morning.

It read: “The thoughts of the directors, staff and everyone connected with Carlisle United Football Club are with Lee Miller and his family at the sad news of the passing of his partner Donna last night.

“The club is sure that everyone will respect the privacy of the family at this very sad time.”

Lee Miller's tweet announcing his wife's death. Article continues below...

Miller also posted a photo of Donna on Twitter, adding the hashtag #ripdonna. The couple married in Edinburgh in 2008.

Users of the social media site, including fans of Carlisle and Miller’s former clubs Middlesbrough and Aberdeen, used Twitter to express their condolences to the 28-year-old.

Miller joined Carlisle United on a two-year deal from Middlesbrough in August, hoping to kick-start his career after a disappointing spell on Teesside.

The Blues’ goalscoring hero had joined Middlesbrough in a £500,000 deal 18 months earlier from Aberdeen.

Miller was once hailed as Scotland’s best target man by his former manager at Aberdeen Jimmy Calderwood.

His sparkling performances in the Scottish Premier League while playing for Dundee United saw him rewarded with three international call-ups for Scotland against Japan (twice) and Argentina.

The 6ft 2in forward, who was born in Lanark, began his career at Falkirk, before moving to Bristol City in 2003. Following a loan spell at Hearts, he joined Dundee United in 2005 in a £225,000 transfer. He spent four years at Aberdeen, where he made 119 appearances.

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RIP donna - heaven has received an angel too early. the thoughts of me and my children are with you now and for the very difficult future, but i am sure that you (lee) and your boys will make donna so proud! remember she is always with you no matter where you are! sincere thoughts at this difficult time x x x

Posted by april on 28 April 2012 at 20:25

Thinking of you all at this very sad time x

Posted by Keogh Family on 28 April 2012 at 01:11

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