ESPN icon Stuart Scott passed away Sunday morning at just 49 years old after battling cancer. Famous athletes, musicians, and actors continue to grieve the loss of the lovable and incredibly empowering anchor.
Scott, who battled cancer three times, touched the lives of many in addition to coining infectious phrases like “Boo-Yah!” Professional athletes like Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant expressed their sadness on social media, along with performers Nick Jonas, Kevin Hart, and Mark Wahlberg. The inspiring TV personality will be greatly missed.
Can't believe you're gone from us! I am deeply saddened because not only will not be replaced as a anchor or reporter but more than that as a genuine cool person. What u did for our culture, bringing that Swag to reporting can only be copied(which I hear it today on tv watching sports). I would say not because they stealing your swag, it's all out of RESPECT! It was always a breath of fresh fun air when u would show up and we'd chat up. Thank you so much for being u and giving us inner city kids someone we could relate to that wasn't a player but was close enough to them. #RIPStuartScott #FuqCancer #GoneButSurelyNotForgotten
For those who missed the late great Stuart Scott – and we always will – may he rest in peace…. http://t.co/RU7Wpz0gqy
— Kevin Hart (@ItsKevinHart) January 4, 2015
Devastated by the news about Stuart Scott. You will be missed. #RIPStuartScott
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) January 4, 2015
“I will miss Stuart Scott … Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us—with courage and love.” —President Obama — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 4, 2015
Stuart wasn’t covering heroes & champions, it was the other way around. Thinking of my friend & his daughters. — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) 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
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
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