Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday morning after a battle with cancer at the age of 49.

Scott, born in Chicago but raised in North Carolina, had been with the network since 1993 to help kick off ESPN 2 and went on to become a popular anchor on their flagship show "Sportscenter", where he helped popularize such sayings as "Boo-Yah!" and "As cool as the other side of the pillow".

Scott was first diagnosed with cancer in 2007 following an appendectomy. It went into remission but returned four years later.

He is survived by his parents, his ex-wife Kim Scott, daughters Taelor and Sydni and girlfriend Kristin Spodobalski.

This is a video of last year's ESPY Awards when Scott received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. He will truly be missed by his many friends, family members, colleagues and especially viewers.

Source: ESPN.com