Stuart Scott dies at 49

Legendary ESPN anchor Stuart Scott passed away on Sunday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 49.

Stuart is revered in not only in the sports community, but the Hip Hop community as well for singlehandedly creating a marriage between the two with his electrifying commentaries and swaggalicious catch phrases like “Boo-Yow” and “As cool as the other side of the pillow.”

Stuart Scott was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in November 2007 and fought like a gladiator as he underwent multiple surgeries, treatments, triumphs, and setbacks.

On July 16, Stuart gave one of the most riveting speeches in history as he received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS.

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live,” Stuart said.

Words that will empower and resonate forever.

The news of Stuart Scott‘s passing hit us hard.

Many of his fans, colleagues, friends, athletes, and entertainers have taken to social media to express their grief and to pay tribute to such an incredible man.

I’m in tears right now…. he was always cool and always had a very humble spirit. When 112 was really poppin he would use our songs as references as he talked about highlights on ESPN. My biggest moment was when I had a show in Tampa a few years ago. He walked up to me and told me how much he loved So Fly and for 15minutes we talked about music and sports something he didn’t have to do. I remembered the sense of ” I Made It!” Two days later just like he promised used my song as a reference. His love for his daughters is something I can relate also. His perseverance to fight against the odds of cancer will always be a model for me whenever I have any doubts of anything. No we didn’t know each other personally but just wanna say he affected my life in so many ways with just watching him on tv and my few encounters with him especially the last time. I hope I can influence one person the way he did for me and millions of others he’s done good for. Stuart Scott reps an era of sports that will be missed and there will be none like you. R.I.P. #ROLEMODEL #TRENDSETTER #LEVELS #R.I.P #ESPN A photo posted by Slim 112 (@officialslim_) on

Blessed for the little bit of time I got to be around this man! Prayers up for the family God Bless! RIP

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Words to live by. A true inspiration. My Frat brother. Rest now soldier. #RIPStuartScott #APHIA

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We’d like to extend our love, prayers, and deepest condolences to Stuart Scott‘s family (especially his daughters, Taelor or Sydni) during this difficult time.

Rest well, King!