Ronnie Hillman, a key member of the Denver Broncos’ 2016 Super Bowl-winning team, died at just 31 years old.
On Wednesday, relatives of the former NFL running back took to his Instagram account and revealed that the five-year veteran had lost his battle with liver cancer.
“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. More information will be forthcoming.”
– Family statement on Ronnie Hillman’s passing