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ESPN anchor Stuart Scott dies after lengthy battle with cancer


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Stuart Scott, ESPN reporter and anchor, has died aged 49.
Scott died earlier today (Sunday, January 4), after a lengthy battle with cancer, reports USA Today.
Stuart Scott

Scott, who joined the sporting network in 1993, was remembered in a statement released by ESPN president John Skipper.
Skipper said: "ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott.
"Who engages in mixed martial arts training in the midst of chemotherapy treatments? Who leaves a hospital procedure to return to the set?
"His energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and to his work while fighting the battle of his life left us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be replaced."
Scott was known for his rapid delivery and unique phrases when describing highlights on SportsCenter.
Throughout his life he fought several recurrences of cancer, which first appeared in 2007. In 2011 Scott announced on Twitter that he was undergoing chemotherapy.
The illness returned in December 2012, and in 2013 he revealed his daily routine, which involved only missing his ESPN work for chemotherapy treatments every other Monday, followed by training at a mixed martial arts gym.
He is survived by his two daughters, 19-year-old Taelor and 14-year-old Sydni.

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