Music community mourning the loss of ESPN anchor Stuart Scott

Stars from all genres speak out about the sportscaster’s death

The music community is mourning the loss of ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who died on Sunday (Jan 4th) at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

Known for many catchphrases like “Boo-Yah,” “As cool as the other side of the pillow” and “He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin’ him to school,” Scott was a long-time anchor of SportsCenter but has also covered major events as the Super Bowl, NBA finals, World Series and NCAA Tournament.

Scott had been fighting cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, the network says, but continued to dedicate his craft to ESPN viewers as he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

Scott is survived by his parents, O. Ray and Jacqueline Scott; siblings Stephen Scott, Synthia Kearney and Susan Scott; his daughters Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15; and girlfriend Kristin Spodobalski.

As the news broke around the world, the record industry took to Twitter to express how impacted were by the anchor.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.