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Beloved ESPN anchor and sports analyst Stuart Scott has died at the age of 49 after a long and very trying battle with cancer.
Scott will be remembered for changing the way people watched sports news shows. He was one of ESPN’s most beloved hosts, introducing singature catch-phrases to the sports lexicon like “Boo-Yah!” and “as cool as the other side of the pillow.”
His colleagues from ESPN and throughout the sports broadcasting world shared their stories of Scott over the weekend, calling him an inspiration and a legend.
Athletes from all over the world expressed their remorse and sent condolences to Scott’s family. Even US President Barack Obama released a statement regarding Scott’s death.
His ESPN colleagues in particular gave very touching tributes, with ESPN host Dan Patrick stating that Scott “didn’t just push the envelope, he bulldozed the envelope.”
Scott is survived by his two daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15.
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