ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday morning at the age of 49 after a seven year battle with stomach cancer.
“When you die, that does not mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live,” Scott said in a July speech at the ESPY Awards.
Athletes, celebrities and even the President have spoken out about Scott’s passing.
“Going to miss my favorite SportsCenter anchor. @StuartScott may you rest in peace my friend,” Dennis Rodman tweeted.
“#RIP Stuart Scott. Thank you for making sports fun for our generation. You were a pioneer in your approach to your craft. I had the pleasure of knowing you bro. You always wore a smile and was always so supportive and full of love. God Bless you and your family. We love u too much not to miss you. Enjoy the after life, hug God for me bro,” Marlon Wayans posted in a caption on Instagram.
“I will miss Stuart Scott … Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us—with courage and love,” President Obama added.
HipHollywood’s Kevin Frazier, who worked alongside Scott in his ESPN days, tweeted, “I don’t know if the world will ever understand how great he was … We came up in this game together … Will miss my brotha rip Stuart.”
“I just left church and asked God to bless @StuartScott’s family with comfort and strength as they deal with his passing,” Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson posted on social media early Sunday morning.
“Stuart Scott passed earlier this morning. He was, is & always will be an inspiration. My thoughts are with his family,” Kiefer Sutherland.
Following his passing, ESPN ran a 15-minute special on him. Take a watch below.
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