ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott was known for his charismatic coverage of the NFL and NBA. But even while keeping millions of sports fans happy, Scott was battling a rare and often deadly type of cancer. On Sunday, Scott lost a long battle with appendiceal cancer.
In 2007, Scott began experiencing stomach pains and was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent an emergency appendectomy and was diagnosed with the disease. Scott also had surgery to remove a portion of his colon and several lymph nodes. His treatment appeared to be a success, but the cancer returned in 2011, and then again in 2013.
Stuart is not the first public figure to be lost to this disease. In 1993, beloved actress Audrey Hepburn died at age 63 after a battle with appendiceal cancer.
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Stuart Scott was a very charismatic television personality. He was one of the few ESPN anchors that was enjoyable to watch. No matter what the story was, Stuart Scott was able to make it entertaining. The sports world has lost a valuable member. There have been many tributes to him. Even President Obama released a few kind words about Stuart Scott.
Stuart Scott was also known for his eye injury. For those who don’t know, here’s the story concerning Stuart Scott’s eye condition. Scott was injured when hit in the face by a football during a New York Jets mini-camp on April 3, 2002, while filming a special for ESPN, a blow which damaged his cornea. He received surgery but afterwards suffered from ptosis.
ESPYS Award Speech
At the 2014 ESPYS, Stuart Scott received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. Stuart Scott’s speech talked about living life to the fullest while you’re alive. He also said that it’s about leaning on others for help and not just fighting the battle alone. You can watch this inspirational speech right here.