The sports world mourned the death of longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott on Sunday and recognized his groundbreaking role as a sportscaster who embraced a more personal style.
ESPN president John Skipper credited Scott’s approach to hosting with helping the network define its style.
“ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott,” said ESPN president John Skipper in statement. “He leaves a void that can never be replaced.”
President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday:
"I will miss Stuart Scott. Twenty years ago, Stu helped usher in a new way to talk about our favorite teams and the day’s best plays. For much of those twenty years, public service and campaigns have kept me from my family – but wherever I went, I could flip on the TV and Stu and his colleagues on SportsCenter were there. Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us – with courage and love. Michelle and I offer our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and colleagues."
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