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A year after his passing, Stuart Scott still impacts friends, family and colleagues

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While the NFL, NBA, NHL, college sports and other seasons are all in swing at the start the new year, today is a solemn day for ESPN and for sports fans everywhere. It is the one-year anniversary of Stuart Scott’s passing.

Throughout the day, ESPN will honor its friend and colleague with a series of tributes, vignettes and remembrances. Scott’s daughters, Taelor and Sydni, also penned a love letter to their dad, asking people everywhere to share their own stories on Twittter and via other social media platforms.

NFL host Suzy Kolber, who began working with Stuart in 1993 and was one of his closest friends, has written a tribute essay that discusses his legacy. The video (above), produced by ESPN feature producer Miriam Greenfield, will air on editions of SportsCenter throughout the day.

“Needless to say, this is a very difficult time for all of us; we miss him every day,” Kolber said. “I looked back at the last year without him and touched on his legacy. From a sports standpoint, there’s a massive void without his unique voice.”

Tributes will also include a call to action for the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Fund, launched by The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which has raised more than $2 million dollars in just a year.

A sampling of ESPN tributes to Stuart Scott

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