R.I.P. ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dead At 49

- By Bossip Staff

You’ll always be as “cool as the other side of the pillow” Stu

Stuart Scott Dies

Stuart Scott has unfortunately lost his bout with cancer.

ESPN reports:

Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49.

Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years.

An amazing nine of them belong to one man — from his signature “Boo-Yah!” to “As cool as the other side of the pillow” to “He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin’ him to school.”

“He didn’t just push the envelope,” says NBC commentator and former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick. “He bulldozed it.”

And he saved his best for his last year on the air.

At the ESPYs on July 16, shortly before his 49th birthday and following another round of cancer surgery, Stuart accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance with strength, humor, grace and these eloquent words:

“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.”

Such sad, sad news, condolences to the Scott family.

WENN

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