Stuart Scott

Stuart Orlando Scott, 49, was a longtime respected sports anchor at ESPN, and more notably on ESPN’s SportsCenter. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, he joined the ESPN network in 1993. He quickly became a favorite among sports fans due to his charming personality and blending of hip hop music with sportscasting. He was widely regarded as one of the most memorable sportscasters on ESPN. He was also considered one of the top sportscasters, and one of the most successful black sportscasters to date, even in his death. Scott became a regular television personality on ESPN programs and even began hosting NBA programs on ABC network. In 2007, Scott learned of his appendix cancer. After going into remission for a few years, in 2011 and 2013 he was again diagnosed with appendix cancer. Six months after receiving the Jimmy V Award for his fight against cancer at ESPN’s ESPY Awards, he died in 2015 at the age of 49. His last reported net worth as a sportscaster was $15 million as of 2014 and his annual salary at ESPN before his death was set at $2 million dollars a year, making him a top earner among his network partners at ESPN.


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