By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
It’s a sad day for the sports world. Well known and respected ESPN anchor Stuart Scott had a long battle with cancer, and this morning the journalist passed away.
USA Today writes:
Stuart Scott, the ESPN anchor and reporter whose catchphrases became part of the American popular sports vernacular for the past two decades, died Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49.
“ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott,” said ESPN president John Skipper. “Who engages in mixed martial arts training in the midst of chemotherapy treatments? Who leaves a hospital procedure to return to the set?
“His energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and to his work while fighting the battle of his life left us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be replaced.”
We send our condolences to Scott’s loved ones and colleagues.
One of the best to ever do it. RIP!
So sad. I really loved watching him on Sports Center.
So sad he will truly be missed. RIP Stuart gone but never forgotten.
May he rest in peace.
So sad. RIP.