Stuart Scott was the sports broadcaster that an entire generation of aspiring reporters wanted to be.
Today, the veteran ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor died after a years-long battle with cancer, he was 49.
Scott spent the last 21 years on the air for ESPN, and his anchoring included coverage of NFL and NBA games.
His first diagnosis of stomach cancer came in November 2007, 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.
This morning there was an immediate outpouring of love and grief from Scott’s longtime colleagues.