By Justin Worland
January 4, 2015

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.”

READ MORE: Watch Stuart Scott’s 2014 Acceptance of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award

President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday:

Here’s what the world was saying across the internet:

Write to Justin Worland at justin.worland@time.com.

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