Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, passed away Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49.
Scott joined ESPN at the network’s launch of ESPN2 in 1993 as the host of SportsNight. He has been a longtime host of ESPN SportsCenter and contributed to the network’s broadcasts of NFL and NBA broadcasts as well.
The Chicago, Illinois native had an emergency appendectomy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after becoming ill while covering the a Monday Night Football game on November 26, 2007. The surgeons discovered a malignancy that required an additional surgery to remove possibly cancerous tissue. He returned a month later and continued on-air broadcasting during recommended preventive chemotherapy.
The cancer returned in 2010. Scott went into remission in early 2012, but he was again diagnosed with cancer on January 14, 2013.
Scott was honored at the ESPYS on July 16, 2014, with the Jimmy V Award for his ongoing fight against cancer. He shared that he had four surgeries in seven days in the week prior to his appearance, when he was suffering from liver complications and kidney failure.
You will be truly missed Stuart Scott. Rest in peace.