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DeAngelo Williams' mother dies after battle with breast cancer

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The mother of Carolina Panthers' running back DeAngelo Williams has passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. Her cancer had recently spread.

DeAngelo and his mother, Sandra Hill, have been very vocal about the family's battle with cancer.

Hill was a two-time survivor. His mom's four sisters all died of the disease.

"I had four aunts," DeAngelo told WBTV in 2013. "Four. They all died before the age of 50.  My mom is the only one who lived past 50."

It's why Williams helped push pink into the NFL for the month of October getting players to wear pink shoes and gloves.

It's also why he usually has one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Race for the Cure teams during the Charlotte race. They call themselves "Williams Warriors."

Hill passed away on Friday morning.

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