“When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.” – Stuart Scott
Stuart Scott has been a great contributor to the world of television and will be known as a legend. He was a great sportscaster. He has hosted several great shows like NBA and NFL in his career for the mighty sports channel called ESPN. Other shows he worked for were Monday Night Football and NFL Primetime.
During his work days, he had to suffer several ups and downs along with some bumps in his life. He had an eye injury after being hit by football, while he was working for ESPN. The damage was significant, and he had to get surgery. He did not quit his job after that horrible incident and stayed on to prove his dedication and love towards his work. As he is already, leads his courage will be an inspiration for future sports journalists to be motivated and learn from.
His success and popularity made him sound, financially. He had a net worth of 15 million dollars, which proved his worth in the TV field. He had a salary of $2 million dollars yearly and was a prominent member of the ESPN staff.
He sadly passed away on 4th of January 2015 at the age of 49. He passed away due to cancer in a place called Avon, which lies in Connecticut in the United States of America. He will be missed – especially by sports lovers and the ESPN team, for whom he worked for several years.
His personal life had its ups and downs. He married his girlfriend, Kimberly Scott after dating her for some time. They lived as husband and wife for some time. Their marriage sadly ended as the couple called it quits. They went through the process of divorce in the year 2007. He was then in a relationship with Kristin Spodobalski. Their relationship lasted until his death. It must have been very hard for her to go through the bad times with him.
He had a total of two children and their names are Taylor Scott and Sydney Scott. The loss of their father must have been tough on them.
His illness was not known beforehand. He was leaving for Connecticut to host a popular sports shows called Monday Night Football. At that time, he had severe stomach pain for which he was taken to the hospital. Later, after a full medical checkup, he was diagnosed with cancer. He had several treatments like chemotherapy to battle the disease. But unfortunately, the illness was not cured, and he became sick again as cancer struck again in the year 2013.
He had several chemotherapy treatments, but those treatments could not cure him. After 58 chemos, cancer won and took his life forever.
He is a legend in the sports journalism industry and will always be remembered. The president of United States of America paid tribute to him, and the whole world has prayed for his soul to rest in peace. He will always be remembered as a dedicated glass eye man who always served for the betterment of the channel and the sports show he hosted.
Interested readers can read about him from wiki sites like Wikipedia and IMDB. He has involved in social networking sites also and mostly on Twitter. He was a tall man and had a height of 1.84 meters.
Scott was born in the year 1964 on 19th of July. Scott was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. His nationality is American, and his ethnicity is black.