RE: Stuart Scott: Dead at age 49
The World of Celebrities respond to the news of Stuart Scott passing.
President Obama said in a statement, â€œI will miss Stuart Scott. Twenty years ago, Stu helped usher in a new way to talk about our favorite teams and the dayâ€s best plays. For much of those twenty years, public service and campaigns have kept me from my family â€“ but wherever I went, I could flip on the TV and Stu and his colleagues on â€˜SportsCenter were there.'â€
â€œOver the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us â€“ with courage and love. Michelle and I offer our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and colleagues,â€ the president added.
LeBron James posted an Instagram photo of himself laughing as Stuart grasps his hand. â€œCanâ€t believe youâ€re gone from us! I am deeply saddened because not only will [you] 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, itâ€s all out of RESPECT!â€ wrote the NBA superstar.
James went on, â€œIt was always a breath of fresh fun air when u would show up and weâ€d chat up. Thank you so much for being u and giving us inner city kids someone we could relate to that wasnâ€t a player but was close enough to them. #RIPStuartScott #FuqCancer #GoneButSurelyNotForgotten.â€ The NBA also tweeted, â€œWe lost one of the NBAâ€s most beloved commentators and reporters as well as a friend to so many of us at the NBA. Our deepest condolences to Stuart Scottâ€s family and colleagues at ESPN.â€
Derek Jeter posted on Facebook, â€œThe sports world lost a revolutionary and legendary voice today in Stuart Scott. Our condolences and thoughts are with Stuartâ€s family, friends and colleagues. â€ª#â€ŽRIPStuartScott.â€ And in a Twitter statement, the MLB said, â€œAll of @MLB extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of @ESPN anchor Stuart Scott. We will continue to #SU2C in his memory.â€
Carson Daly tweeted, â€œStunned and deeply sad about the passing of our friend #StuartScott. He was a true gift in many ways. God bless.â€ Nick Lachey wrote, â€œSports fans everywhere should be mourning the passing of @StuartScott today. He was truly an undeniable, one of a kind presence. #RIP #ESPN.â€ Montel Wiilliams said, â€œThoughts and prayers go out to the Scott Family and broader @espn family. RIP Stuart Scott. Letâ€s all make curing cancer a priority!â€ Football fan Melissa Joan Hart wrote on Instagram, â€œRest In Peace!!â€
Nick Jonas wrote, â€œDevastated by the news about Stuart Scott. You will be missed. #RIPStuartScott.â€ Katie Couric deemed Scott â€œa true inspiration.â€ Matt Lauer posted, â€œSo sad to hear about Stuart Scott passing away. He had millions of fans for what he did on air and who he was off air! Heâ€ll be missed!â€ â€œRIP Stuart Scott U will truly be missed. Iâ€m sending so many prayers & love to your family this morning. UR were the definition of STRENGTH,â€ said Kevin Hart. Lil Wayne tweeted, â€œAll love for Stuart Scott.â€
â€œVery sad!!! RIP Stuart Scott sports center will never be the same!â€ shared D.L. Hughley. Invoking one of Scottâ€s signature catchphrases, Stephen Colletti tweeted, â€œThe guy was as cool as the other side of the pillow. RIP, Stuart Scott. What a legendary dude.â€ Jordin Sparks commented, â€œRIP @StuartScott. :-( You inspired me so much. You finished your race, fighting all the way. Praying for your loved ones & family. <3â€³ And Chris Harrison said, â€œHard to fathom a light like Stuart Scott could be extinguished You will be missed my friend.â€
Sports enthusiast Alyssa Milano wrote, â€œRest with the sports angels, Stuart Scott.â€ Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed, â€œJust heard about Stuart Scottâ€s passing. He was the 1st interview i ever did. I wished he was my father when it was over. RIP. #CancerSucks.â€ Josh Duhamel said simply, â€œStewart Scott you will be missed. RIP.â€ And Russell Simmons reflected, â€œSad to hear the passing of Stuart Scott. What a great man, father and a revolutionary in broadcast journalismâ€¦â€
â€œRIP Stuart Scott. Met him at a Celtics playoff game years ago, and he was so alive, so happy. Thoughts w/ his daughters,â€ said Elizabeth Banks. Nicki Minaj tweeted, â€œ#RIPStuartScott.â€ Gabrielle Union posted a quote from Scottâ€s July ESPY Awards speech on Instagram and reflected, â€œThis was a man who was amazing at his jobâ€¦ but was an even MORE amazing father who never missed an opportunity to talk about his love of his childrenâ€¦ that is how I will remember him, my friend â€¦ true gentleman, great man, fierce warrior, beloved father. #RIPStuartScott.â€
Samuel L. Jackson wrote, â€œI 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!!â€ Snoop Dogg also posted a Scott quote on Instagram and added â€œRip. It was a pleasure knowing u!! #fuc cancer.â€ Josh Groban tweeted, â€œRIP Stuart Scott.â€ Sherri Shepherd shared, â€œJust learned of @StuartScottâ€s passingâ€¦ worked w him once 12 years ago & always remembered a gentleman w a wicked sense of humor #RIP.â€
â€œSo sad to hear of Stuart Scottâ€s passing. He was an absolute gentleman, and one of the most positive people Iâ€ve ever met. RIP Stuart,â€ tweeted Ben McKenzie. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said, â€œRIP Stuart Scott. You will never be forgotten.â€ Jake Owen revealed, â€œI used eat breakfast with TV on, with my twin bro Jarrod before school, just to see what @StuartScott would say on SportsCenter. #booyah.â€ Colin Hanks wrote, â€œStuart Scott struck me as The Coolest Guy w the coolest job. He changed sports broadcasting forever, bringing humor, diversity, and humanity.â€
Mark Wahlberg wrote, â€œThe soul of ESPN and a true legend. #RIPStuartScott #BooYah.â€ Brother Donnie Wahlberg tweeted, â€œ#RIPStuartScott.â€ Alfonso Ribeiro wrote on Instagram, â€œMy friend Stuart Scott passed today. My heart is broken for his 2 daughters and his entire family. I will miss him greatly.â€ Brian McKnight noted, â€œ#RIPStuartScott u will be missed my friend #damn.â€ Kiefer Sutherland, who led the ESPYs tribute, tweeted, â€œStuart Scott passed earlier this morning. He was, is & always will be an inspiration. My thoughts are w/ his family.â€ Chris Rock further remarked, â€œToday we lost a hall of famer one of the greats. Booya!â€
â€œMy heart goes out to Stuart Scottâ€s family. He was a bright light in this world and will be missed by manyâ€¦@ESPN #RIPStuartScott,â€ said Eva Longoria. Scooter Braun acknowledged, â€œRIP Mr. Scott. You lived. You inspired. You won.â€ Billy Bush shared, â€œIâ€ll never forget hearing #Booyah 4 the 1st time. My deepest condolences 2 the rock of Bristol #RIPSTUART. Sending love to [his daughters] Taelor and Sydni.â€ Olivia Munnâ€s message read, â€œRIP Stuart Scott. Thank you for showing the world your bravery and inspiring so many people. Now you go have fun up there and weâ€ll keep trying to kick cancerâ€s butt down here.â€
LeVar Burton wrote, â€œRIP, Stuart Scottâ€¦ May Angels guide thee on your way! #booyah.â€ The Rock said, â€œRIPMyFriend, while Ray J tweeted, â€œR.I.P to a legend Stuart Scott.Youâ€ll be missed â€“ #coolastheothersideofthepillow.â€ â€œIm very sad to hear Stuart Scott passed away. He set so many examples of how to do so many things for so many people. Rest In peace,â€ said baseball fan Eric Stonestreet. Dr Oz wrote, â€œIâ€m so saddened to hear of the passing of Stuart Scott. His innovative brand of sports reporting changed the game. Heâ€ll be sorely missed.â€ Chris Evans further said, â€œRIP Stuart Scott. You were as cool as the other side of the pillow #booya.â€
Justin Timberlake, who is part owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, tweeted, â€œA pioneer in sports and an amazing person. That voice and that energy! You will be missed, Mr. Scott. #booyah #RIPStuartScott.â€ Diddy said, â€œMy man Stuart Scott!!!!! You will be forever missed! RIP #F*ckCancer.â€ William Shatner wrote, â€œThoughts going out to the family of @StuartScott #booyah.â€ And Arsenio Hall posted, â€œNo OJ or V-8 this morning. Straight Alka Seltzer homey! A horrible 4th day of 2015. The sports mic had no flava before Stuart Scott. RIP.â€
Former soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis wrote, â€œWhat a SAD dayâ€¦ RIP Stuart Scottâ€¦ Cancer has taken SO many good people that makes me SICK to my stomachâ€¦ #HateCancer.â€ Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted, â€œ#BooyahInTheSky #Booyah #coolastheothersideofthepillow #RIPStuartScott.â€ Terri Crews reflected, â€œHonored to know and love my man @StuartScott. A true warrior and inspiration. Rest in Peace sir.â€ And Ken Jeong shared a picture of himself with Scott and commented, â€œThank you @StuartScott for inspiring us all. A beloved icon, and more importantly, an amazing father and person.â€
Skip Bayless tweeted, â€œRIP Stuart Scott. A good man.â€ Greg Anthony eulogized, â€œHe was gracious, loving and kind. He was a father, friend and colleague @StuartScott above all else a wonderful human being of great courage.â€ â€œCanâ€t begin to count the number of late nights I spent on the couch with Stuart Scott, watching SportsCenterâ€¦ then watching it again. RIP,â€ wrote Willie Geist. Josh Elliott said, â€œRIP Stuart Scott. A good man and loving father and, as ever, a fighter, to the lastâ€¦.,â€ further noting, â€œHis singular ESPYs speech this past summer will always be Stuart Scott, at the height of his powers.â€
Keith Olbermann said, â€œGodspeed Stu Scott. Proud to have known someone who persevered that long, that valiantly, that uncomplainingly.â€ Cris Carter wrote, â€œRIP Stuart Scott you will be missed. There will never be another. #BooYah.â€ Chandler Parsons said, â€œRIP Stuart Scott. Was an honor to meet you and watch you on @SportsCenter growing up. You will be missed.â€ Russell Wilson shared, â€œRip @StuartScott. You did it right, @SportsCenter will never be the same. #GoneButNeverForgotten.â€
Michael Jordan tweeted, â€œI canâ€t truly express how my heart feels for the loss of my bro @StuartScott The definition of grace & undeniable strength Luv u! #rip #SC.â€ Shaquille Oâ€Neal wrote, â€œRest in peace Stuart Scott , you will be terribly missed. Thank you for everything, love u brother.â€ Bill Simmons commented, â€œRest in peace, Stuart Scott. A genuinely good guy.â€ â€œIncredibly saddened to hear about @StuartScott today. A great person and a true inspiration. My love to his family,â€ said Michael Sam.
â€œI just woke up & heard the sad sad news about my good friend Stuart Scott..heâ€s was the kind of guy who lived his life to the fullest and was always â€˜as cool as the other side of the pillowâ€ may his soul Rest in Peace,â€ Dwyane Wade posted on Instagram. Richard Sherman tweeted, â€œBlessed to have known him. R.I.P. Stuart Scott you were a gift to all who knew you.â€
â€œSo saddened to wake up and hear of my friend @StuartScottâ€s passing. He was a true WARRIOR in every sense of the word. We will miss you Stu!â€ tweeted cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. Danica Patrick said, â€œMornings 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.â€
Jon Lester tweeted, â€œThoughts and prayers go out to the Scott and ESPN families. @StuartScott you will always be as cool as the other side of the pillow my man.â€ Robert Griffin III similarly wrote, â€œHe was as cool as the other side of the pillow & will be missed. Prayers up @StuartScott & family #RIPStuartScott.â€ Blake Griffin also wrote, â€œRIP Stuart Scott you inspired many and changed the way people looked at sportsâ€¦ Forever as cool as the other side of the pillow.â€
â€œ#StuartScottSayings changed the game #BOOYAH #donthatetheplayerhatethegame R.I.P to a sportscasting Legend,â€ Kobe Bryant wrote on Twitter. Chris Paul posted a snapshot of himself with Scott to Instagram, saying, â€œMany of us have grown up to the legend that is Stuart Scott! He was one of those few people/idols that you meet and is a better person than you wouldâ€ve ever imagined. Proud to call him both a mentor and friend. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and especially his two beautiful daughters! Much LOVE and RESPECT! #RIPâ€
Andy Roddick shared, â€œI grew up w Stuart Scott guiding me through sports â€¦â€¦. I hate this news .. RIP.â€ And Tiger Woods said, â€œStuart wasnâ€t covering heroes & champions, it was the other way around. Thinking of my friend & his daughters.â€