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Stuart Scott: ESPN’s Rich Eisen Cries During Moving Tribute — Watch

Sun, January 4, 2015 8:06pm EDT by 1 Comment

This is so heartbreaking. Stuart Scott’s co-anchor Rich Eisen nearly broke down in tears while announcing the death of his beloved friend, calling his death ‘mind boggling’ and ‘a travesty’ after he passed away from cancer on Jan. 4. WATCH the emotional video here.

Stuart Scott’s passing has greatly affected many fans, celebrities, and close friends and family of Stuart, who died at just 49 years of age on Jan. 4. While making the sad announcement of his friend and “TV wife’s” death, Rich Eisen could barley keep his emotions in check.

Rich Eisen’s Stuart Scott Death Tribute: Fondly Remembers His Co-Anchor

Rich, Stuart’s longtime friend and former ESPN colleague, gave a tearjerking speech about Stuart on the NFL Network after his death.

Rich remembered how he met Stuart when he first became a broadcast journalist and how it didn’t take long for them to bond and quickly become friends. He then talks about how Stuart used to jokingly call him his “TV wife,” before delving into a series of kind and loving words towards his late friend.

Stuart Scott has died. One of the most joyful, full of life individuals I have ever come across, lived his life the way his parents wanted him to live it, the way he felt he should live it. He broadcast the same way. A groundbreaking broadcaster in the world of sports television.

I love this man, I still love this man. The fact that he has passed away is absolutely mind-boggling and a travesty. He battled cancer as bravely as anybody else. I know there are many people out there battling cancer themselves, and Stuart would want you to know to keep fighting. He didn’t lose the battle to cancer, he fought it as bravely as he possibly could.

Rich is visibly emotional throughout his speech, and we can tell Stuart really mean a lot to him. Rich then says to pray for Stuart and everybody that he loved, including his daughters, his parents, his siblings, his girlfriend, and ex-wife.

Stuart Scott’s Death: Hannah Storm Breaks The News To The World

Rich wasn’t the only one to have a public break down over the sad news of Stuart’s death. ESPN anchor Hannah Storm, who was the one to break the news of Stuart’s death, also gave a heartbreaking tribute to the talented sportscaster.

“And in the past seven years as he fought cancer, we saw why he lived. For his daughters, Taelor and Sydni. And so today we choose not to say that Stuart lost to cancer at the age of 49. Instead, we’ll simply say we all lost Stuart,” Hannah said.

Watch Hannah break the news about Stuart’s death here.

Our thoughts remain with Stuart’s friends, family, and loved ones during this very difficult time.

— Julianne Ishler

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  2. Stuart Scott’s ESPN Co-Hosts Send Uplifting Message As He Fights Cancer
  3. Stuart Scott: The Emotional Moment He Brought Daughter, 14, On Stage