Stuart Scott, an ESPN anchor died Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was with ESPN for 20 years. He was 49.
ESPN president John Skipper said,“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.”
Scott told the audience during his acceptance of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2014 ESPY Awards in July, “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.”