Super Bowl champion Ronnie Hillman lost to cancer

Hillman has spent most of his time playing with the Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos announce Super Bowl champion Ronnie Hillman's death on social media

Champ Ronnie Hillman was battling renal medullary carcinoma, according to family

which is "a rare and very aggressive form of cancer

The family wrote on Instagram, "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved son

The family also wrote "Ronnie passed away today quietly and peacefully surrounded by his family and friends

He added, "As a family we appreciate the prayers and kind words that have already been expressed

Hillman was the Broncos' leading player in 2015 and won the Super Bowl

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