Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor and broadcaster for ESPN, died Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49 years old. Scott joined ESPN in 1993 and anchored "SportsCenter" shows, hosted "Monday Night Countdown" during the NFL season and served as the lead host for NBA on ESPN and ABC. Known for catchphrases like "Boo-Yah!" and "As cool as the other side of the pillow,"Scott was diagnosed with cancer in November 2007 and dealt with recurring bouts of the disease.
He delivered an eloquent speech upon accepting the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2014 ESPY Awards in July, telling 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."
PHOTO: Getty Images