"You beat cancer by how you live," he would later say. "So live. Live. Fight like hell."
That battle ended sunday, at age 49 after a tedious battle with cancer Stuart Scott has passed.
ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement that Scott was "a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure"
Moments of silence were held at sporting events around the United States on Sunday, including the NFL wild-card games between the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys; the Mavericks-Cavaliers NBA game in Cleveland and at several college basketball games.
Some famous athletes expressed their grief online. LeBron James wrote on Instagram: "Thank you so much for being u and giving us inner city kids someone we could relate to that wasn't a player but was close enough to them."
Stuart Scott will not be forgotten and his memories will forever live on "Boo-Yah!"