Longtime ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott, sadly lost his battle with cancer Sunday morning at the age of 49.
He was much more than just a journalist, as he created signature ways of engaging his audience - from his comical one-liners such as “Boo-Yah!” and “As cool as the other side of the pillow."
Scott joined the ESPN family at the network’s launch in 1993 as the host of SportsNight. He went on to anchor for SportCenter as well as the National Football League and National Basketball Association.
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Get this … Scott was even portrayed on an episode of Saturday Night Live! He made such an impact in the sports world – people loved him – and are sad to see him go.
“Stuart wasn’t covering heroes & champions, it was the other way around,” Tiger Woods wrote on his Twitter page today. “Thinking of my friend and his daughters.”
Scott was married to Kimberly Scott from 1993-2007. They have two daughters together, Taelor and Sydni. During the time of Scott’s death, he was in a relationship with Kristin Spodobalski.
Stuart Scott and Ex Kim (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In 2007 after going in for an emergency appendectomy, surgeons discovered a malignancy that revealed cancerous tissue. He continued on-air broadcasting while receiving recommended preventive chemotherapy.
It was in 2010 that the cancer returned, however, Scott went into remission in 2012, but was again diagnosed in January 2014.
Scott and Jay-Z (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
This summer he was honored at the ESPYS, with the Jimmy V award for his battle with cancer. He later shared that he had to undergo four surgeries in seven days, the week before the award was given. Sadly, Scott lost his battle this morning January 4, 2015.
Scott and Dwayne Wade (Photo Credit: Getty Images)