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Wayne Huizenga dead at 80 - Blockbuster founder and business titan passes away

H. Wayne Huizenga on the sidelines before Wayne Huizenga dead at 80 - Blockbuster founder and business titan passes away
Shannon Reynolds | 24 March, 2018, 14:50

Longtime South Florida sports owner, philanthropist and businessman H. Wayne Huizenga has died.

Huizenga died Thursday night at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a decades-long battle with cancer, Bob Henninger, executive vice president for Huizenga Holdings, told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. She gave no details on cause of death. Huizenga told The Washington Post that he "cried like crazy" when he made a decision to sell Blockbuster.

He bought independent sanitation engineering companies, and by the time he took the company public in 1972, he had completed the acquisition of 133 small-time haulers.

Forms Waste Management, from a merger with three other companies, and goes public.

The model worked again with Blockbuster Video, which he started in 1985. In 1996, he formed AutoNation and built it into a Fortune 500 company.

H. Wayne Huizenga, who formerly owned the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and Florida Marlins, has passed away at the age of 80.

Huizenga was also a fixture in the Florida sports world, as the former owner of the NFL's Miami Dolphins, the NHL's Florida Panthers, and MLB's Florida Marlins.

Huizenga was awarded expansion franchises to bring both the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball to Miami in 1993.

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"The Florida Panthers organization is heartbroken by the news of H. Wayne Huizenga's passing", current Panthers owner Vincent Viola said in a statement.

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Harry Wayne Huizenga was born in the Chicago suburbs on December 29, 1937, to a family of garbage haulers.

Once a popular owner who sometimes danced the hokey-pokey on the field during games, Huizenga was soon reviled by Marlins fans and booed in his own stadium.

He turned a profit by selling the Dolphins and their stadium in 2008 to Ross, a NY real estate magnate, for $1.1 billion, almost seven times what Huizenga paid to become sole owner.

1995: Becomes chairman of waste firm Republic Industries and starts to buy used-car stores, car-rental companies and auto dealerships; also co-founds Extended Stay America hotel chain. He began his business career in 1962 in Pompano Beach, Florida, driving a garbage truck from 2 a.m.to noon each day for $500 a month. The guy was a deputy cop. He was a five-time recipient of Financial World magazine's "CEO of the Year" and was named "Business Leader of the Year" by Georgetown University's Business School.

In September 1960, he married Joyce VanderWagon.

Huizenga is survived by his children Wayne Jr., Ray, Scott and Pamela, and his 11 grandchildren. They divorced in 1966.

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