Sports journalist Stuart Scott died on Sunday following a long battle with cancer. He became a popular face of ESPN as the anchor of SportsCenter and other programs, but it was his catchphrases — "booyah" being the most popular of the bunch — that made him a household name. Stuart leaves behind two daughters, Taelor and Sydni, whom he mentioned in an emotional speech at the 2014 ESPY Awards. "The best thing I've ever done, the best thing I'll ever do, is be a dad to Taelor and Sydni. I can't ever give up because I can't leave my daughters," he said. As news about Stuart's death spread on Sunday, stars began sharing heartfelt messages about Stuart's spirit, charisma, and influence. Read on to see how Stuart is being honored on social media.
Can't believe you're gone from us! I am deeply saddened because not only will not be replaced as a… http://t.co/2MMLgFR6lf— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 4, 2015
Just heard about Stuart Scott's passing. He was the 1st interview i ever did. I wished he was my father when it was over. RIP. #CancerSucks— Phreddie Prinze Jr. (@RealFPJr) January 4, 2015
Mornings like this remind me of how short life can be. Carpe diem and love like there is no tomorrow. Stuart Scott, you will me missed.— Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) January 4, 2015
Stuart wasn't covering heroes & champions, it was the other way around. Thinking of my friend & his daughters.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) January 4, 2015
I had a lot of laughs with Stuart Scott & he was truly one of the Good Guys, beginning to end. RIP on da cool side of the pillow!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 4, 2015
Stewart Scott you will be missed. RIP
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) January 4, 2015
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2015
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott. Met him at a Celtics playoff game years ago, and he was so alive, so happy. Thoughts w/ his daughters.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 4, 2015
Can't begin to count the number of late nights I spent on the couch with Stuart Scott, watching SportsCenter... then watching it again. RIP.
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) January 4, 2015
Rest with the sports angels, Stuart Scott.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 4, 2015
RIP @StuartScott. You inspired me so much. You finished your race, fighting all the way. Praying for your loved ones & family. <3
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) January 4, 2015