January 4, 2015 ESPN announced the sports broadcasting world lost one of its legends to cancer. Once the word of 49 year-old Stuart Scott’s death hit the internet, sports lovers and fans inspired by him took to social media to express their condolences and shared memories of Stuart. All social media platforms were flooded with an outpour of emotions stating the influence he had on them during his lifetime. Here are a few of Stuart’s close friends and fans in the industry remembering his legacy.
Boris Kodjoe shared this photo on Facebook with the message:
“I’m heartbroken and will be for a long time. But @BonnieBernstein sent me this picture and it made me laugh out loud. Stuart and Charles Barkley convinced me that we had to get on stage and sing a few songs in order to raise more money for the @TheVFoundation event about 10 years ago. So we did. And Stuart got down. That night ‘you could have called him butter cuz he was on a roll’. We keep referencing inspirational leaders of our past who united whole communities, and we keep asking where they are in our generation. Well, Stuart was one and he did that for us right here on our TVs these past 20 years. My man ”
“Rest in peace Stuart Scott , you will be terribly missed. Thank you for everything, love u brother”
Richard Sherman posted on his twitter:
“Blessed to have known him. R.I.P. Stuart Scott you were a gift to all who knew you.”
Lebron James Posted this message Instagram:
“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”