Stuart Scott Funeral: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott passed away Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 49.

Here’s what you need to know about his funeral:

1. Scott’s Services Will be in Raleigh, NC.

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According to his obituary, services will being on Friday, January 9, in Raleigh, NC.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 9th from 4PM-8PM at Providence Baptist Church, 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27612. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 10th, at 11AM at Providence Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, Stuart’s family asks that donations be made in his name to the Jimmy V Foundation.

2. Scott Had 2 Daughters and a Longtime Girlfriend



Scott, remembered for his extensive list of catchphrases, is survived by his two daughters, Taelor, 19 and Sydni, 15, and longtime girlfriend, Kristin Spodobalski.

Scott divorced Kimberly Scott, the mother of his daughters, in 2007. They had been married since 1993.

3. Scott Received the Jimmy V Award in 2014

Scott was honored at the 2014 ESPY Awards with the Jimmy V Award for his inspiring fight against cancer. The video of his acceptance speech can be seen above.

4. ESPN Has Honored Scott Since His Death

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The anchors at ESPN and other sports outlets have honored Scott since his death.

The tribute video put together by ESPN of his legendary career can be seen here. The network showed it multiple times throughout the day of his death.

Rich Eisen used some of Scott’s phrases while calling the highlights of the Colt-Bengals game on NFL Network. A link to the clip is in the tweet below. Scott and Eisen worked together on Sports Center. Eisen also gave a tearful goodbye to Scott shortly after he heard the news.

The Colts held a moment of silence in Scott’s honor prior to the game.

5. Scott Had Been in Remission Until 2013

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According to his ESPN obituary, doctors first discovered a malignancy while Scott was undergoing an emergency appendectomy on November 26, 2007, after he’d become ill while covering the Steelers-Dolphins Monday Night Football game.

Scott underwent a subsequent surgery to remove the malignancy and continued to work as he underwent preventative chemotherapy.

In 2011, though, Scott was diagnosed with cancer in the abdomen. The disease went into remission in 2012, but returned again in 2013.

Scott, who had anchored ESPN’s Monday Night Football pregame and postgame coverage, missed the 2014 season while undergoing treatment.

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