One of ESPN’s long-standing anchors, Stuart Scott passed away after a battle with cancer.
Scott, who had been with the sports broadcast channel for 22 years, died at the age of 49.
Scott had received the Jimmy V Award for perseverance at the ESPYs last July, and had spoken of his fight with cancer, saying:
“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”
Scott, who had first been diagnosed of cancer in 2007, has been eulogized by his fellow broadcasters, who described him with a number of words, including “Champion”.
Former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick said about him: “He didn’t just push the envelope. He bulldozed it.”
Steve Levy, who was SportsCenter co-hosts with Scott, said: “I think the audience recognized that when Stuart was on, there was going to be something special. And to his credit, he brought something special every night he was on.”
Rest in peace, Stuart Scott.