Dwayne Kenneth Schintzius was an American college and professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association for eight seasons during the 1990s. He played college basketball for the University of Florida, and helped to elevate the Florida basketball program to national prominence. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft, but chronic back problems reduced his effectiveness, and he played for six different NBA teams in ten years. Off the court, Schintzius was known for "the lobster" - his distinctive mullet-style haircut - and for his performance as a Russian basketball player in the 1996 comedy film Eddie. He was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2009, and, after treatment and a brief remission, died from complications of the disease in 2012.
October 14th, 1968 in Brandon as Dwayne Kenneth Schintzius / Died: Apr 15th, 2012 - aged 43, respiratory failure