The music community is mourning the loss of veteran ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, who died on Sunday (Jan. 4) at the age of 49.
Scott, a longtime anchor for the network’s SportsCenter, had been fighting cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, according to the Associated Press. Even so, he remained a personality on ESPN while undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
During his time at ESPN, Scott covered such major events as the Super Bowl, NBA finals, World Series and NCAA Tournament.
He 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, the AP reports.
As seen in the tweets below, Scott touched the lives of many people within the music community, including superstar artists and high-level executives. From rapper Nicki Minajto Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta, here are some remembrances of Scott’s impactful career.
Stuart Scott 1 of a kind. U will be missed forever
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) January 4, 2015
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) January 4, 2015
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) January 4, 2015
I have immense love in my heart for Stuart Scott. He was a GREAT man. All my love to his family. Miss him already.
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) January 4, 2015
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) 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
After school we’d lower the basketball goal in the front yard so we could have a dunk contest. I’d always throw a #Booyah on em. RIP Stuart
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) January 4, 2015
Sad to hear the passing of Stuart Scott. What a great man, father and a revolutionary in broadcast journalism… http://t.co/pv4vE8cZtJ
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 4, 2015
— Scott Borchetta (@scottborchetta) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott. A Fighter and Legend, prayers to his family.
— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) January 4, 2015
RIP STUART SCOTT
— Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott.
— Maybach Music Group (@MaybachMusicGrp) January 4, 2015
ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Has Died: Getty Images ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has passed away at the age of 49. H… http://t.co/0wmOqbzL8j
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) January 4, 2015
Stu Scott’s passing hit me like a ton of bricks. Rest in PEace bro you pioneered that coolest side of that sportscasting pillow. #Booyah
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) January 4, 2015
— KevinLiles.com (@KevinLiles1) January 4, 2015
Sad day, RIP @StuartScott
— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) January 4, 2015
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) January 4, 2015
Rest in peace Stuart Scott. You will be missed. http://t.co/YZJ9z9UXzT
— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) January 4, 2015
— $preadHead$ (@SpreadHeadsInc) January 4, 2015
Awww Man… Rest In Peace Stuart Scott
— Dres (@DresBlacksheep) January 4, 2015
R.I.P. STUART SCOTT MY MAN YOU WILL BE MISSED……
— BIZ MARKIE (@BizMarkie) January 4, 2015
Rest In Peace Stuart Scott…..man this is a rough one….#SportsIsLife
— 9th Wonder (@9thWonderMusic) January 4, 2015
Rest in peace, Stuart Scott.
— Black Thought (@blackthought) January 4, 2015
RIP STUART SCOTT !! Damn . I know my brother gone hate this news
— Lil Twist #TeamTwist (@LilTwist) January 4, 2015
Rest in Power to The Legend Stuart Scott.
— #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) January 4, 2015
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott.. What an inspiration on so many levels for hip hop and journalism. “As cool as the other side of the pillow”
— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) January 4, 2015
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) January 4, 2015
RIP to Stuart Scott… #PeacefulJourney
— HAMILTON PARK (@HAMILTON_PARK) January 4, 2015
— Young the Giant (@youngthegiant) January 4, 2015
— Mobb Deep (@MobbDeep) January 4, 2015
RIP Mr. Scott. You lived. You inspired. You won. http://t.co/GBk2PTjsy7
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) January 4, 2015
Cancer sucks. #RIPStuartScott
— lalah hathaway (@lalahhathaway) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott
— Steve Rifkind (@steverifkind) January 4, 2015
— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) January 4, 2015
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) January 4, 2015
— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) January 4, 2015
— Diddy (@iamdiddy) January 4, 2015