ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies at 49

By Adrienne Sheeler

On Sunday, January 4, 2015, longtime ESPN sports anchor Stuart Scott died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

Scott became a part of the ESPN network in 1993 and became a well-known anchor on SportsCenter. He was known for his “rapid-fire delivery” and popular catchphrases such as “Boo-yah” and “Cooler than the other side of the pillow.”

Scott was diagnosed with cancer after receiving an appendectomy in 2007. After undergoing chemotherapy, the cancer returned in 2013. Scott was known for his positive attitude throughout his entire illness.

On Sunday, President Obama released a statement remembering Scott: “Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us—with courage and love.”

Scott is survived by his two daughters, Taelor and Sydni.

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