EDITOR’S NOTE: Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49. Below is a sampling of the outpouring of reaction to Scott’s passing from friends, colleagues and fans. Monday on ESPN Radio, ESPN President John Skipper shared his thoughts on Scott. The Scott family has asked that those who wish to honor Stuart’s memory can do so by giving to the V Foundation For Cancer Research.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 4, 2015
"I will miss Stuart Scott … Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us—with courage and love." —President Obama
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 4, 2015
— Paola Boivin (@PaolaBoivin) January 4, 2015
Stuart Scott — Continued to Fight MMA … With Chemo Port In His Chest http://t.co/dVHP0LEsu7
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) January 5, 2015
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 5, 2015
Kobe: "Lost a legend. I grew up wanting to be on Sportscenter just to have him comment on a highlight of mine." https://t.co/ZIx18KsLHH
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 5, 2015
A wall inside ESPN's Digital Center 2… pic.twitter.com/BKdUrFEkJN
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2015
All our love to Stuart Scott's family. Here we are co-hosting our Underground Garage/ESPN New Year's Party '05. pic.twitter.com/9oc59i9uyo
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) January 5, 2015
“This man's the reason that sports, I really believe, is so popular the way it is today.” – Tony Gonzalez on S. Scott pic.twitter.com/DLKExrGfvI
— The View (@TheView) January 5, 2015
— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) January 5, 2015
I can never put into words what an incredible person Stuart Scott was. Truly one of the best people I've ever met in my life.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 4, 2015
— Bill Rasmussen (@Bill_ESPN) January 4, 2015
We lost one of the NBA's most beloved commentators and reporters as well as a friend to so many of us at the NBA. -Adam (1/2)
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2015
Our deepest condolences to Stuart Scott's family and colleagues at ESPN. -Adam (2/2) pic.twitter.com/2btXopEJSK
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2015
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 5, 2015
Cooler than the other side of the pillow! https://t.co/9EgMeTlC2V
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2015
I'm saddened to hear the news about @StuartScott. I had the great fortune to meet him a few times. He was solid gold, prayers for his family
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) January 4, 2015
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 4, 2015
Rest in peace Stuart Scott , you will be terribly missed. Thank you for everything, love u brother pic.twitter.com/nbqrsm8ejr
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 4, 2015
Mornings like this remind me of how short life can be. Carpe diem and love like there is no tomorrow. Stuart Scott, you will me missed.
— Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) January 4, 2015
— IndyStar (@indystar) January 4, 2015
It speaks to unique place Stuart Scott holds, people he touched that his passing recognized by President and moment of silence #NFL games
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) January 4, 2015
Can't believe you're gone from us! I am deeply saddened because not only will not be replaced as a… http://t.co/2MMLgFR6lf
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 4, 2015
— MLB (@MLB) January 4, 2015
Wonderful tribute to the great Stuart Scott by Barry Melrose http://t.co/CWuYriTpBK
— Jon Lane (@JonLaneNHL) January 4, 2015
Rest in peace Stuart Scott. Thanks for always reminding us why we love sports. You will truly be missed. http://t.co/5Hmmf3Ffi0
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 4, 2015
Incredibly sad about the passing of @StuartScott. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. Rest in peace my friend
— Timothy Legler (@LegsESPN) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart, I hope we can remember your example brother. #fightertilltheend
— Bruce Bowen (@Bowen12) January 4, 2015
Freshman year was class, parties and watching Stuart Scott. First time I met him I couldn't even say my name correctly. #RIPStuartScott
— LZ Granderson (@Locs_n_Laughs) January 4, 2015
— NFL (@nfl) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott. Our prayers to your family, especially your two girls. Thank you for the joy you brought us & the courage you showed us.
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) January 4, 2015
I just woke up & heard the sad sad news about my good friend Stuart Scott..he's was the kind of guy… http://t.co/LlPrJDBieQ
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 4, 2015
I had a lot of laughs with Stuart Scott & he was truly one of the Good Guys, beginning to end. RIP on da cool side of the pillow!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 4, 2015
RIP STUART SCOTT
— Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) January 4, 2015
How sad but wonderful to read outpouring of love and respect for Stuart Scott. We didn't cross paths much, but he was as good as it gets.
— Armen Keteyian (@ArmenKeteyian) January 4, 2015
Rest in peace, Stuart Scott. A genuinely good guy.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) January 4, 2015
Sad to hear ab the loss of my close friend. He battled hard & set an example for us all on living life to the fullest. RIP #StuartScott.
— Johnny Damon (@JohnnyDamon) January 4, 2015
Only met #StuartScott briefly but he was kind to me and a true, influential talent for so many sportscasters.
— Adnan Virk, ESPN (@adnanESPN) January 4, 2015
We are preparing for NFL Countdown with heavy hearts following the death of our beautiful colleague, Stuart Scott.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 4, 2015
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) January 4, 2015
So sad to hear of Stuart Scott's passing. He was an absolute gentleman, and one of the most positive people I've ever met. RIP Stuart.
— Ben McKenzie (@ben_mckenzie) January 4, 2015
Beloved SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott passed away this morning at 49. He will be deeply missed: http://t.co/VI0xCyPSgK
— MTV (@MTV) January 4, 2015
— Rep. Jose Felix Diaz (@josefelixdiaz) January 4, 2015
"Everyday I am reminded that our life's journey is about the people who touch us." -Stuart Scott 4… http://t.co/INOnRyq819
— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) January 4, 2015
"Holler at a player when you see him in the World Cup streets." Stuart Scott was and is @SportsCenter. The best.
— Brock Holt (@BrockStar4Lyf) January 4, 2015
Stuart Scott struck me as The Coolest Guy w the coolest job. He changed sports broadcasting forever, bringing humor, diversity, and humanity
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) January 4, 2015
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