Former Syracuse star and Boston Celtics draft pick Fab Melo was found dead at his family’s home in Brazil. The cause of death is currently unknown. He was 26.
Melo, who attended Syracuse from 2010-2012, had been playing professionally in Brazil after bouncing around the D-League. He was a first round pick of the Celtics in 2012.
The basketball world chimed in on social media after hearing about the tragic passing:
RIP Fab Melo
— Tyler Ennis (@TylerEnnis) February 12, 2017
— Kyle O'Quinn (@Kyle_OQuinn) February 12, 2017
RIP Fab 😕👼🏼 your joyful personality will be missed pic.twitter.com/K0JiJUGWXp
— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummond) February 12, 2017
— Leandro Barbosa (@TheBlurBarbosa) February 12, 2017
RIP to my guy man. Was a great dude and a great teammate!! Way too soon pic.twitter.com/TmDLhDeMCc
— Jared M.X. Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) February 12, 2017
RIP Fab Melo can't believe this 🙏😞
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) February 12, 2017
Rip Fab Melo… 🙏🏽
— Sean Kilpatrick Jr (@SeanKilpatrick) February 12, 2017
Rip Fab Melo.. Damn, too young..
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) February 12, 2017