Fab Melo Passes Away At The Age of 26

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Fab Melo Passes Away At The Age of 26

Former Syracuse standout and Boston Celtics No. 22 overall pick in 2012 Fab Melo has passed away at the age of 26.

Fab Melo, who began playing professionally in Brazil after having little success in the NBA, died in his native country on Saturday. According to a report from Brazil, Melo had an apparent heart attack and died in his sleep.

In 2014, he first signed with a Brazilian team, Club Athletico Paulistano, but played for Uniceub-BRB-Brasilia this season.

Melo played just six games for the Boston Celtics and spent most of his professional career in America in the NBA’s D-League.

 

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