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Fabricio "Fab" Paulino de Melo (20 June 1990 – 11 February 2017) was a Brazilian professional basketball player. He played as a center. In the United States, he played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Syracuse Orange. In Brazil, he played for LSB and Brasília of the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB).

Melo was born in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais. He moved to the U.S. and graduated from high school in 2010.

Melo died from an apparent heart attack on 11 February 2017 in Juiz de Fora. He was 26.

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