Stuart Scott joined ESPN in 1993 for the launch of ESPN2, quickly moving up the ranks as one of the network's main Sports Center anchors. He died after a lengthy battle against cancer at age 49. Stuart, was diagnosed with the disease after feeling sick while covering a Dolphins-Steelers “Monday Night Football” game in November, 2007. Scott entered a Pittsburgh hospital for an emergency appendectomy. During the surgery a malignancy was found. Scott was diagnosed with cancer of the abdomen.

He began undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The cancer went into remission. But in 2011, Scott went public saying the cancer had come back. In early 2012 it was in remission again but returned in January 2013. Despite his condition he continued to work. He was determined to lead a normal life during his abnormal, frightening ordeal. Scott was open about his condition and how he battled cancer and today we remember the heartfelt speech he did at the 2014 ESPY Awards.