Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49. The popular ESPN anchor and reporter reportedly died Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. ESPN president John Skipper said:
ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott.Who engages in mixed martial arts training in the midst of chemotherapy treatments? Who leaves a hospital procedure to return to the set? His energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and to his work while fighting the battle of his life left us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be replaced.
At the ESPYS in 2014 (his last year on air), Stuart accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance telling the audience in a heartfelt speech: