What a sad message to the beginning of the year: the American Sportscaster Stuart Scott has lost his battle against cancer at the age of only 49. He died on Sunday, leaving two grieving daughters.
The TV personality was known for their jobs at the American TV channel ESPN. He worked until his death more than 20 years Scott and made a name for himself as a shrewd entertainer and interviewer. In 2007, it was known for the first time, that the popular TV star was suffering from cancer, when he was hospitalized for appendicitis in the hospital. After it first looked, as he beat the cancer, he returned in 2011 and 2013 again. Until recently, Scott was however bravely. At an award ceremony of the transmitter, he said in July: "If you die, doesn't mean that you lose against cancer. You can beat the cancer, you live and in the way, like you are living!"
So ESPN President John remembers skipper in the warmest tones the figurehead of his station: "ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a unique, inspiring figure. Who does martial arts, while he is in the middle of chemotherapy? And who leaves the hospital to return to the set? His energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and his work, while he fought the disease, leaves us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be filled."