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Former Broncos player Ronnie Hillman has died of cancer at the age of 31

DENVER (KDVR) — Former running back Ronnie Hillman, who assisted Denver Broncos win the 2015 Super Bowl, has died, according to his family. He was 31 years old.

Hillman the family posted on their Instagram that the former Broncos player was diagnosed with medullary kidney cancer in August.

“RMC is a rare but very aggressive form of cancer that mostly affects young African-Americans with sickle cell trait,” his family wrote on Instagram.

Hillman’s family said Wednesday that his treatment was unsuccessful and he died quietly.

Hillman’s family left this message on his Instagram, accompanied by a photo of the beloved running back smiling in a Broncos jersey:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and father, Ronnie C. Hillman, Jr.

Ronnie passed quietly and peacefully today in the company of his family and close friends.

We as a family appreciate the prayers and kind words that have already been expressed. We ask that you give us time to process our feelings as we prepare to put our precious RJ to rest.

More information will be forthcoming.

With love, family

In accordance with Fox News, Hillman was the Broncos’ leading rusher in 2015, starting 10 of 16 games and rushing for 863 yards on 207 carries. Seven of those were touchdowns.

Hillman was a third-round pick out of San Diego State in 2012. He spent four seasons with the boys in orange and blue before spending the 2016 season with the Minnesota Vikings and then-San Diego Chargers.



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Former Broncos player Ronnie Hillman has died of cancer at the age of 31

DENVER (KDVR) — Former running back Ronnie Hillman, who assisted Denver Broncos win the 2015 Super Bowl, has died, according to his family. He was 31 years old.

Hillman the family posted on their Instagram that the former Broncos player was diagnosed with medullary kidney cancer in August.

“RMC is a rare but very aggressive form of cancer that mostly affects young African-Americans with sickle cell trait,” his family wrote on Instagram.

Hillman’s family said Wednesday that his treatment was unsuccessful and he died quietly.

Hillman’s family left this message on his Instagram, accompanied by a photo of the beloved running back smiling in a Broncos jersey:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and father, Ronnie C. Hillman, Jr.

Ronnie passed quietly and peacefully today in the company of his family and close friends.

We as a family appreciate the prayers and kind words that have already been expressed. We ask that you give us time to process our feelings as we prepare to put our precious RJ to rest.

More information will be forthcoming.

With love, family

In accordance with Fox News, Hillman was the Broncos’ leading rusher in 2015, starting 10 of 16 games and rushing for 863 yards on 207 carries. Seven of those were touchdowns.

Hillman was a third-round pick out of San Diego State in 2012. He spent four seasons with the boys in orange and blue before spending the 2016 season with the Minnesota Vikings and then-San Diego Chargers.



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