So sad. After the tragic loss of Stuart Scott, many celebs took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the legendary ESPN anchor. Many were shocked and saddened to hear the heartbreaking news of Stuart losing the battle to cancer.
Stuart Scott made a huge impact on the sports world and his legend will live on. Fans and celebrities were shocked to hear of Stuart’s tragic death at age 49 on Jan. 4. A handful of celebrities, from Donnie Wahlberg to Alfonso Ribeiro, remember the late sportscaster and express how he will be greatly missed.
Stuart Scott Dies: Celebrity Reactions To ESPN Anchor’s Death
Celebrities took to Twitter and Facebook to mourn the loss of Stuart. Here’s what they’re saying:
I will miss Stuart Scott. Twenty years ago, Stu helped usher in a new way to talk about our favorite teams and the day’s best plays. For much of those twenty years, public service and campaigns have kept me from my family — but wherever I went, I could flip on the TV and Stu and his colleagues on SportsCenter were there. Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us with courage and love. Michelle and I offer our thoughts and prayers to her family, friends and colleagues.
He obtained a statement from Michael Jordan as well.
I’m so sad to hear the news that Stuart has passed away. He was truly a trailblazer in his field, and by refusing to change his style, made himself into a star. I always enjoyed sitting down to talk to him. But to me, he wasn’t just a broadcaster, he was an old friend, who I’d known since college. He fought so hard against cancer and I hoped he’d win the battle. I send my sincerest condolences to his daughters, Taelor and Sydni, and his family and friends. Boo-yah, brother.
Can’t believe you’re gone from us! I am deeply saddened because not only will not be replaced as a anchor or reporter but more than that as a genuine cool person. What u did for our culture, bringing that Swag to reporting can only be copied(which I hear it today on tv watching sports). I would say not because they stealing your swag, it’s all out of RESPECT! It was always a breath of fresh fun air when u would show up and we’d chat up. Thank you so much for being u and giving us inner city kids someone we could relate to that wasn’t a player but was close enough to them.#RIPStuartScott #FuqCancer#GoneButSurelyNotForgotten
“The sports world lost a revolutionary and legendary voice today in Stuart Scott. Our condolences and thoughts are with Stuart’s family, friends and colleagues. #RIPStuartScott,” Derek Jeter wrote on Facebook.
Stuart wasn’t covering heroes & champions, it was the other way around. Thinking of my friend & his daughters.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) January 4, 2015
My friend Stuart Scott passed today. My heart is broken for his 2 daughters and his entire family. I… http://t.co/V38bXc8epT
— Alfonso Ribeiro (@alfonso_ribeiro) January 4, 2015
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) January 4, 2015
Rest with the sports angels, Stuart Scott. — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 4, 2015
The guy was as cool as the other side of the pillow. RIP, Stuart Scott. What a legendary dude. — Stephen Colletti (@StephenColletti) January 4, 2015
“Everyday, I’m reminded that our life’s journey is about the people who touch us.” — Stuart Scott #ESPN
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) January 4, 2015
Hearing Stuart Scott’s voice every morning before I went to school. That was a huge part of my childhood
— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) January 4, 2015
Stuart Scott Dead: Beloved ESPN Anchor Dies At 49
After battling with cancer since 2007, Stuart passed away the morning of Jan. 4, according to ESPN. Stuart worked with ESPN since 1993, during the launch of ESP2, and he quickly became one of ESPN’s most well-known SportsCenter anchors. His passion for sports was made apparent through his funny catchphrases during his segments, like “Boo-yah!”
ESPN president John Skipper released the following statement about Stuart’s tragic death:
“ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott. Who engages in mixed martial arts training in the midst of chemotherapy treatments? Who leaves a hospital procedure to return to the set? His energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and to his work while fighting the battle of his life left us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be replaced.”
Back in July 2014, Stuart made an incredible and historic speech about his brave battle. Watch the speech below:
Our thoughts go out to Stuart’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Julianne Ishler