Stuart Scott Dies at Age 49: ESPN Tribute Video

Stuart Scott dies

Tragedy struck the sporting world earlier today when it was announced that ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died at the age of 49 following his most recent bout with cancer.

Scott was one of ESPN’s most recognized faces for many years, as he worked on an assortment of the network’s programs, including SportsCenter, NFL Countdown, NBA Fastbreak, and one of my personal favorites, Stump the Schwab.  During his time on television, he became known for his upbeat on-air personality and his many catchphrases, like “Boo-Yah,” and “As cool as the other side of a pillow.”  According to ESPN, there is a wall at their new studio in Bristol that features the most notable catchphrases from the network’s on-air personalities.  Nine of them were made famous by Scott.

But it wasn’t just the catchy lines that made Stuart Scott special.  Those who knew him also got to know what a great man he was.  Today’s tragic death gave them the opportunity to share their many great stories about this man.  And one theme that seemed to remain constant among all of the discussions surrounding Scott’s life was how amazing a father he was to his daughters, Taelor and Sydni, and how strong a fighter he was, having endured three separate battles with cancer before succumbing to the deadly disease Sunday morning.

Scott will always be remembered for the many great things he meant to many different people. The sports world lost a special man today.  May he rest in peace.

You can read a ESPN’s obituary for Stuart Scott here.

And you can check out a tribute video to Scott from ESPN below.

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