ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ anchor Stuart Scott died at the age of 49 after battle with cancer earlier this morning.
According to CNN Scott spent the last 21 years on the air for ESPN, and his anchoring included coverage of NFL and NBA games.
Viewers may remember him for his trademark catchphrases, such as, “Boo-yah” … “He’s as cool as the other side of the pillow” … “He must be butter because he’s on a roll” … and “See, what had happened was …”
His first diagnosis of stomach cancer came in November 2007, after he felt ill during a broadcast of “Monday Night Football,” and ESPN said Scott “went through several surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and clinical trials to stay strong and ward off cancer for as long as humanly possible.”
Despite the cancer, he was resilient.
“Here’s what I do right (after) chemo. Leave the infusion center & go STRAIGHT 2 either do a p90x wkout or train MMA..THATS how you #LIVESTRONG,” he posted online in January when he received a third diagnosis.
Scott also found the strength to continue anchoring. He would frequently “lean back in his chair and relax during commercial breaks, often not hearing much of what his producer said,” read a New York Times profile of Scott last spring.
In November, Scott responded to rumors that he was in hospice: “Not True. Airball. Swing & a miss.”
RIP and Condolences to his family.
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