The sports TV personality leaves behind two daughters, an ex-wife and a girlfriend. Scott also left behind a body of work that appealed to a lot of fans: the everyday man and plenty of boldface names like LeBron James and President Obama.
Here are just some of the tributes paid to Scott by fans, colleagues and friends.
“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 his family, friends, and colleagues.” — President Obama
“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.” — LeBron James
“#StuartScottSayings changed the game #BOOYAH #donthatetheplayerhatethegame. R.I.P to a sportscasting Legend.” — Kobe Bryant
“Truly saddened to wake up and hear about the passing of Stuart Scott. Honored to have known him. Rest in peace my friend you will be missed.” — Johnny Manziel
“He was as cool as the other side of the pillow & will be missed. Prayers up @StuartScott & family #RIPStuartScott #RIPStuartScott.” — Robert Griffin III
“I got met Stuart Scott. For a boy who loved sports it was like meeting a hero. He will always be cooler than the other side of the pillow!” — Logan Morrison
The only interview that mattered was the Stuart Scott interview on the last day of the NBA season #RIPStuartScott.” — Mark Cuban