Dwayne Schintzius had been battling a rare form of leukemia, one which required a blood marrow transplant from his brother two years ago. Today, he passed away from respiratory complications at the too young age of 43. The former Gator basketball star was featured in a Friday Flashback last year when he was told he could not return to the team until he got a haircut–the famous Lobster mullet.
From the Tampa Bay Online story:
“There probably aren’t many people who had a life like my brother did,” Travis Schintzius said. “He was an amazing guy with a huge heart. He knows how many people loved him. And especially the last few years, he loved a lot of people right back. We’re going to miss him, but we know that he left us truly knowing what was important in life. He was blessed that way.”
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