Stuart Scott dies at 49 due to Cancer

Legendary sports broadcaster Stuart Scott of ESPN has died at the age of 49 after losing his battle with cancer. Scott had been working at ESPN for 22 years and made catchphrases like”As cool as the other side of the pillow”,  “He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin’ him to school”, and “Boo-yah!”

Stuart Scott was diagnosed with cancer on in November of 2007 after he needed surgery on his appendix. Scott had emergency surgery on his appendix while he was covering the Pittsburgh Steelers-Miami Dolphins game on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Scott was most famous for his role on ESPN’s flagship sports program SportsCenter, but also made appearances on NFL Matchup, NFL PrimeTime, NFL Live, NBA Fastbreak, and Scott also covered the NBA Finals for ESPN.

Scott also made appearances in the movies, Mr. 3000, The Gameplan, He Got Game, and Disney’s Kid. His television shows include Dream Job, and Back to the Future.

ESPN President John Skipper released the following statement on Stuart Scott:

“ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott. 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.”


Stuart Scott always was positive about his fight with cancer. He never wanted to lay down and just die he always was fighting it. When rumors of him lying down and dying came up, Scott shot them down real quick.

Scott was a winner of the Jimmy V Award at the 2014 ESPYS for his on going battle with cancer, and he shared that he had 4 different surgeries in a one week span.

Many different athletes, sports analysts, owners, coaches, and front office personal, have shared their condolences to Scott via their social media outlets.


“Our life’s journey is really about the people who touch us.” -Stuart Scott

Rich Eisen, who aired on many different SportCenter’s with Stuart Scott, had a tearful tribute to Scott on NFL Network this morning.

Rest in peace Stuart Scott, you will be missed by everyone who was a fan of sports.

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