Wayne Huizenga

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Huizenga in the 1980s

Harry Wayne Huizenga (/hˈzɛŋɡə/, born December 29, 1937 – March 22, 2018) was an American businessman and entrepreneur. He was the owner of Blockbuster Video, AutoNation, Waste Management, Inc., the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League, and the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball.

Huizenga was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a suburb near Chicago. In 2008, Huizenga sold 50 percent of the team and 50 percent of the stadium to Stephen M. Ross, Chairman of Related Companies.

Huizenga died of cancer at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on the night of March 22, 2018.[1]

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  1. Scheiber, Noam (March 23, 2018). "H. Wayne Huizenga, Owner of Teams and a Business Empire, Dies at 80". The New York Times.