Jan, 04 | source: time.com
Longtime ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday morning after a prolonged struggle against cancer, according to the network.
Scott became one of ESPN’s most recognized personalities during his 21 years at the sport’s network where he hosted SportsCenter and other shows. ESPN president John Skipper said Scott’s approach to hosting “changed everything” for the network and helped define its style.
“ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott,” said ESPN president John Skipper in statement. “He leaves a void that can never be replaced.”
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A Look Back at the Life of ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Stuart Scott and Charles Barkley during Tiger Jam V in Las Vegas on April 21, 2002. Steve Grayson—WireImage Scott and Jay-Z at the ESPN Desportes Launch Party at The 40/40 Club on May 17, 2006 in New York. Shareif Ziyadat—FilmMagic Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics is interviewed by Scott at the end of Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. Jim Rogash—Getty Images From Left: Stuart Scott, Trent Dilfer and Steve Young sit at their set on the field during an NFL Monday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers in Seattle on Sept. 24, 2012. Tom Hauck—AP San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan takes the Larry O’Brian Trophy from guard Tony Parker as he does a TV interview with Scott after game five of the 2014 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at AT&T Center on June 15, 2014. Bob Donnan—USA Today Sports/Reuters NFL quarterback Peyton Manning with Scott at The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk—Getty Images From Left: Kristin Spodobalski, Stuart Scott and Sydni Scott attend The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Jason Merritt—Getty Images Scott accepts the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter—Getty Images 1 of 8