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Stuart Scott Loses Battle With Cancer at 49

stuart-scottStuart Scott, the popular ESPN anchor and reporter who was well known for his notable catchphrases, died Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49.

In 2007, Scott had an appendectomy and learned that his appendix was cancerous. After going into remission, he was again diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and 2013. Scott was honored at the ESPY Awards in 2014 with the Jimmy V Award for his fight against cancer, shortly before his death.

Well known for his hip-hop style and use of catchphrases, Scott was also a regular for the network in its National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Football League (NFL) coverage.

Scott grew up in North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his career with various local television stations before joining ESPN in 1993. Although there were already accomplished African-American sportscasters, his blending of hip hop with sports was unique for television. By 2008, he was a staple in ESPN’s programming and also began on ABC as lead host for their coverage of the NBA.

 

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