ESPN’S STUART SCOTT DIES AT AGE 49 AFTER BATTLING CANCER

In an obituary by ESPN, the father of two is described as charismatic for his wit and cool demeanor during his career and a devoted father to his daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15.

Scott began his career with the network in 1993 after the launch of ESPN 2. His catchphrases like “Boo-yah” and “As cool as the other side of the pillow” made him memorable with his co-workers and viewers all over the country.

ESPN senior vice president Mark Gross talked about meeting Scott for the first time. “He was like a ball of fire walking in the door,” he said. “I had never met anybody like Stuart Scott.”

In 2007, Scott began his long battle with cancer and was awarded at the ESPY’s last year with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. In his moving acceptance speech, Stuart says he will never lose the battle to cancer even when he passes.
“When you die it doesn’t mean you lose to cancer,” he said. “You beat cancer on how you live, why you live and in the matter in which you live. So live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, lay down, rest and let somebody else fight for you.”

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