Stuart Scott, one of the most well-known sports anchors in the history of sports, has passed away after a long battle of cancer at the age of 49. Although we all knew his passing was imminent, it doesn’t make it any less real. He was one of the top anchors on ESPN in the late 90s through the 2010s, and I can honestly say, as an avid sports fan, that his presence will truly be missed in the sports world.
With that being said, the response to Scott’s death is overwhelming, as fans, sports figures and celebrities are taking to Twitter to show their heartbreak. Here are the top 20 Tweets in response to Scott’s death.
RIP Stu. You taught us how precious life is. Your fight was courageous. Purposeful. You were so talented. Gone way too soon. #stuartscott
— Jay Crawford (@jaycrawfordespn) January 4, 2015
— Jiwan James (@Jiwan23) January 4, 2015
— Austin Daye (@Adaye5) January 4, 2015
— Matt Barrie (@MattBarrieESPN) January 4, 2015