Iconic ESPN Sportcenter anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday of cancer at age 49. Scott died in stomach cancer whom he bravely fought since a diagnosis in late 2007. Scott continues to work the job he love even he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Stuart was last seen on ESPN in NBA Finals trophy presentation in June 15 last year as he handled the trophy presentation to the San Antonio Spurs. Following that month, Stuart accepted the 2014 ESPY Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. Stuart delivered as inspiring yet powerful speech 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.”
ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement that Scott was “a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure” and that 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.”
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and former colleague Rich Eisen honor Stuart Scott memorial tribute via social media. “Can’t believe you’re gone from us!” NBA All-Star LeBron James wrote on his Instagram page. “Thank you so much for being u and giving us inner city kids someone we could relate to that wasn’t a player but was close enough to them.”
Stuart Scott funeral is still to be determine in further announcement.
Stuart Scott funeral service held Saturday, Jan. 10, around 300 close family and friends including Tiger Woods say goodbye to Stuart Scott at private funeral service in Raleigh. College basketball host Dick Vitale honors former colleague Stuart Scott’s signature tagline “booyah” after UNC defeated Louisville on the same day.