Theballerlife.com has some sad news to report about Stuart Scott, the ESPN anchor and reporter whose catchphrases like like “Boo-Yah!” became part of the American popular sports culture for the past two decades, died Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 49.
Stuart Scott, whose passion behind the microphone and catch phrases made him one of the most popular and recognizable faces in ESPN’s stable of voices, died Sunday after a seven-year battle with cancer.
He was diagnosed with the disease after feeling sick while covering a Dolphins-Steelers “Monday Night Football” game in November, 2007. Scott entered a Pittsburgh hospital for an emergency appendectomy. During the surgery a malignancy was found. Scott was diagnosed with cancer of the abdomen.
He began undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The cancer went into remission. But in 2011, Scott went public saying the cancer had come back. In early 2012 it was in remission again but returned in January 2013.
Sadly and unfortunately, Stuart died Sunday morning at the age of 49, the network reported.
Scott is survived by his two daughters, Taelor, 19,and Sydni, 15.
Watch the video below on Stuart Scott’s legacy.