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Stuart Scott, ESPN Anchor, Dies at 49

Sunday, 04 Jan 2015 10:22 AM

Stuart Scott, one of ESPN's best-known "SportsCenter" anchors, has died at 49 after battling cancer for several years, the sports broadcaster announced Sunday.

Scott, who joined the sports giant in 1993 for the launch of ESPN2, was diagnosed with cancer in November 2007 and dealt with recurring bouts of the disease.

"ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott," ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement. "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."

Scott is survived by his two daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15; his parents, O. Ray and Jacqueline Scott; and his three siblings Stephen Scott, Synthia Kearney, Susan Scott and their families. His girlfriend, Kristin Spodobalski, was with Stuart and cared for him every step of the way and along with support from his loving family, close friends and colleagues.

 

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Stuart Scott, one of ESPN's best-known SportsCenter anchors, has died at 49 after battling cancer for several years, the sports broadcaster announced Sunday. Scott, who joined the sports giant in 1993 for the launch of ESPN2, was diagnosed with cancer in November 2007 and...
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