Hillman’s family said the former NFL player was battling renal medullary carcinoma, a “rare but highly aggressive neoplasm form of cancer that primarily affects young African Americans with sickle cell trait,” back in August. He was placed in hospice care earlier this week.
#BroncosCountry please pray for Ronnie Hillman he’s in hospice and not doing well.
— Orlando Franklin (@OFranklin74) December 20, 2022
The family of former Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman announced in an Instagram post to Hillman’s account that the 31-year-old passed away Wednesday after battling a rare form of cancer. Hillman was a member of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 championship team. Terribly sad news. pic.twitter.com/e78BvwllXd
— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) December 22, 2022