The sport’s world still has not recovered from the death of popular television personality, Stuart Scott.
But no one is reeling more than his children Tae & Syd. They expressed their feelings in a heart felt video letter to their father.
An excerpt from the letter reads:
Via Dear World:
Growing up we thought all Dads worked “inside the television.” This last year, we realized the full impact you’ve had on the world, and how important you were to so many. A whirlwind year of appearances and accepting awards on your behalf, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Hall of Fame Inductions, your book launch and even a visit to the White House — has given us great insight into the mark you left during your lifetime. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to meet many people whom you profoundly impacted, share our grief and our memories while giving back on your behalf and continuing the legacy you started in raising cancer awareness.
You lived your life with a fierce sense of authenticity, passion and competitiveness, giving it your all and reaching for the best in everything you did. When you were diagnosed with cancer, you showed the world how to fight with that same fierce passion, instilling a sense of hope and inspiration to so many. And in the end you taught us all how to win – live or die – by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live.
The sport’s anchor definitely left a hole in ESPN, when he left his post as anchor to battle cancer. He died at the young age of 49.
How amazing that his kids had the strength to come together to honor their father’s legacy.
You can watch the video here: