Ronnie Hillman, a running back for the Broncos who played on two Super Bowl teams. Including the team that won Super Bowl 50 for the Broncos, passed away on Thursday after a battle with cancer, according to his family. Unfortunately, he was 31. Also fans of the former running back for the Denver Broncos will never forget his thrilling victory in February 2016.
How’s The Death Made Official
Surprisingly on December 22, a message with Hillman’s photo was uploaded on his Instagram account, announcing his passing. The post’s caption read.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and father, Ronnie K Hillman Jr. 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.”
What’s The Death Cause & Family’s Reaction
Ronnie’s family shared that he passed due to cancer. Hillman had renal medullary cancer. Accordingly to a family statement early on Friday that was posted on the same account.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother & father, Ronnie K Hillman Jr.. Ronnie quietly and peacefully transitioned today in the company of his family and close friends.”
“A rare but highly aggressive neoplasm form of cancer that primarily affects young African Americans with sickle cell trait.”
Ronnie Hillman Achievements and Timeline
Hillman, a native of Compton, California, rushed for 3,243 yards and 36 touchdowns over the course of two seasons at San Diego State University. Before being chosen by the Denver Broncos in the third round (No. 67 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
After gathering 982 yards and five touchdowns in each of his first three seasons, Ronnie Hillman flourished in 2015 and helped Denver win the Super Bowl.
Additionally Ronnie was a former running back with the Denver Broncos. Also, he won the 2016 Super Bowl alongside Peyton Manning.
On February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Super Bowl 50 was played. And the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24–10.
Many Paid Tribute To Ronnie Hillman
Denver Broncos paid tribute to Hillman on Twitter with a heart–touching message.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman. Soft-spoken with a warm smile and quiet intensity, Ronnie was drafted by the Broncos in 2012 and grew into a dynamic player and well-respected teammate.”
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