On January 4, 2015, former ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died after complications from cancer. Scott was a fixture at the world wide leader for years as was revered for his mastery of phrases like ‘cool as the other side of the pillow’ and ‘boo-yah’ during his broadcasts.
He’d been fighting cancer since 2007.
Check out NBA analyst Chris Broussard and REPECT MAG’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson discuss Scott’s legacy
Born in Chicago, Scott spent his formative years growing up in North Carolina.
Before his death, Scott accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPY Awards in 2015. He spoke about his fight with cancer and emphasized that it was his two daughters, Taelor and Sydni, that kept him fighting: “Taelor and Sydni, I love you guys more than I will ever be able to express. You two are my heartbeat. I am standing on this stage here tonight because of you.”