ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies of Cancer at Age 49
The 49-year-old has been heavily remembered in the Twitter-sphere from friends and celebs alike, as a devoted father to his two daughters, trailblazing sports anchor, and for his slew of many catchphrases like “boo-yah!”, “call him butter, he’s on a roll”, and “as cool as the other side of the pillow”.
Rich Eisen, Scott’s longtime friend and colleague, also gave an emotional speech about his “TV wife”, holding back tears.
RIP Stuart Scott. Met him at a Celtics playoff game years ago, and he was so alive, so happy. Thoughts w/ his daughters.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 4, 2015
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) January 4, 2015
Rest with the sports angels, Stuart Scott.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 4, 2015
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) January 4, 2015
Stuart Scott 1 of a kind. U will be missed forever
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) January 4, 2015
I started watching ESPN bekuz of Stuart and Boomer. “Yeah I got game like Stuart Scott…fresh out the ESPN shop” – lil wayne — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) January 4, 2015
Can’t believe you’re gone from us! I am deeply saddened because not only will not be replaced as a… http://t.co/2MMLgFR6lf
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 4, 2015
I had a lot of laughs with Stuart Scott & he was truly one of the Good Guys, beginning to end. RIP on da cool side of the pillow!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 4, 2015
I grew up w Stuart Scott guiding me through sports ……. I hate this news .. RIP — andyroddick (@andyroddick) January 4, 2015
Words cannot express the grief. #RIPStuartScott
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) January 4, 2015
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) January 4, 2015
— Barry L Bonds (@BarryBonds) January 4, 2015
President Obama was also amongst those to issue a statement, saying:
I will miss Stuart Scott. Twenty years ago, Stu helped usher in a new way to talk about our favorite teams and the day’s best plays. For much of those twenty years, public service and campaigns have kept me from my family – but wherever I went, I could flip on the TV and Stu and his colleagues on SportsCenter were there. Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us – with courage and love. Michelle and I offer our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and colleagues.
R.I.P. Stuart Scott, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his two daughters and family.