Former Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman Dies Aged 31


Former Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman has sadly died at the age of 31.

The Super-Bowl winning leading rusher passed away on Wednesday, as announced by his family on social media.

The athlete had been battling a rare type of cancer since August, called renal medullary carcinoma.

The statement read:

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother [and] father, Ronnie K Hillman Jr.,” Wednesday’s statement read in part. “Ronnie quietly and peacefully transitioned today in the company of his family and close friends.

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

The athlete was placed in hospice care, according to the social media post.


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