We are saddened to report the unfortunate passing of Ronnie Hillman. He was a member of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 championship team in 2015. Reports confirm that Ronnie breathed his last on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at the age of 31. Tributes and condolence messages have poured in for the former NFL running back. The devastating piece of news was shared by his family and ever since his fans and well-wishers have been coming forward and have been expressing their heartfelt tributes to him. Here, check what was his cause of death and how did he die.
What Was Ronnie Hillman Cause Of Death?
Taking to Instagram, a statement was posted to Hillman’s account where it was written that it is with heavy hearts that they announce the passing of their beloved son, brother, and father. The statement further added that Ronnie quietly and peacefully transitioned today in the company of his family and close friends. The family went on to write that they appreciate the prayers and kind words that have already been expressed. They asked everyone to give them time to process their feelings as they prepare to lay their precious RJ to reset. It is no doubt to say that everyone is saddened to learn about his sudden death. Reports claim that Ronnie died after battling liver cancer for a long time.
Who Was Ronnie Hillman?
Hillman competed in the NFL for five seasons, the first four of which he spent with the Broncos. At No. 67 overall in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Denver selected San Diego State University standout Hillman. His greatest season was in 2015, the year the Broncos won the championship when he split time in the backfield with C.J.
Anderson and ran for 863 yards and seven touchdowns. Hillman ran for more than 100 yards four times during that season, including 117 yards and a touchdown in the regular-season finale win over the Chargers that gave Denver the top seed in the AFC playoffs.
Hillman played for the Vikings and Chargers in the 2016 NFL season after helping the Broncos win the Super Bowl. In his five-year professional career, he rushed for 1,976 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hillman, a Long Beach, California native, joined the Broncos at the age of 20, making him the NFL’s youngest player at the time. He played two seasons at San Diego State, running for 1,711 yards and 19 touchdowns in his sophomore season after rushing for 1,532 yards and 17 in his rookie campaign. Follow Social Telecast for more updates and the latest news.