Reporter Stuart Scott Dies of Cancer

Posted on January 20, 2015 by


Stuart Scott was born on 19 July 1965, in Chicago, Illinois. Scott is highly regarded as one of the best sports reporters in history. He was most widely known as an anchor for ESPN.

In 2007, he received an appendectomy.  He later found out his appendix was cancerous. After remission, he was diagnosed again in 2011 and 2013.

“He was easily one of the best reporters to ever live,” senior Tyler Emge said.

ESPN’s vice president for talent, Ale Jaffe, brought Scott to ESPN2 to appeal to a younger audience. It proved to be a huge success because Stuart Scott seemed to be “As cool as the other side of the pillow.”

Scott was awarded the Jimmy V award for his fight against cancer at the ESPN Awards in 2014. At the ceremony, Scott shared that he had to undergo four surgeries in just seven days.

Stuart explained to the audience, “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.”

“He was really inspirational and, overall, a fantastic sports reporter,” junior Hunter Zagorski said.

“His legacy will live on in many ways–as a friend, a son, a father, a professional, and, forever, a Tar Heel,” President Barack Obama said.

That’s quite the praise, especially coming from the President of the United States.

Stuart Scott died on 4 January 2015 at age 49.



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