ESPN Sports Caster Stuart Scott Dies After A Long Battle With Cancer
|ESPN Sports Caster Stuart Scott Dies After A Long Battle With Cancer|
The beloved sports anchor and father loved life and refused to let his diagnose and battle with cancer destroy him. Instead, he embraced life to its fullest with what time he had remaining.
|Stuart Scott With Youngest Daughter|
Scott was well known for his humor and catchphrases during NFL and NBA games such as “Boo-Yah” .
“He’s as cool as the other side of the pillow”. “He must be butter because he’s on a roll” … and “See, what had happened was …”
Scott was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2007 and remained resilient in his physical regime as stated in a social media post:
“Here’s what I do right (after) chemo. Leave the infusion center & go STRAIGHT 2 either do a p90x workout or train MMA..THATS how you #LIVESTRONG.”
Stuart Scott lived strong as a sports journalist, man and father until the very end. His presence will be sorely missed in the world of sports.
he saved his best for his last year on the air.
|Stuart Scott At The ESPYS|
At the ESPYS on July 16, shortly before his 49th birthday and following another round of cancer surgery, Stuart accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance with strength, humor, grace and these eloquent words:
"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."
So while the grief is deep at ESPN over the death of Stuart Scott, so is our gratitude.
He was as popular on campus as he was in the airports he passed through and on the sidelines he worked over the last 22 years.
He brought so much to the party, and he will continue to do so, through the people he inspired, and the language that he liberated, and the audience that will remember him.