Some awful news to report: former Celtic Fab Melo has passed away. Fab Melo was only 26 years of age. According to New York Daily News, Melo passed away in his sleep in his home country of Brazil (LINK). Melo played in Brazil this season for Uniceub-BB-Brasilia. We at Celtics Extra extend our deepest condolences to Fab Melo’s family and friends.

Melo’s NBA Career

Fab Melo went 22nd overall in the 2012 Draft by the Boston celtics.Melo was named Big East player of the year at Syracuse before selection by the celtics.He spent most of his tenure in D-League, playing in 31 games for the Maine Red Claws. Melo did manage to play for the Celtics, notching six games and averaging 1. 2 points in 36 minutes. Melo was traded the following off-season to Memphis before he was bought out. In 2014, Melo signed in Brazil with Club Athletico Paulistano.