In the world of sports broadcasting, Stuart Scott is a legend. He began his career in broadcasting as a sports reporter for a local station in South Carolina and went on to several other local stations before finally landing a job at ESPN.
It was at ESPN that Stuart Scott became a household name among sports fans. Not only was he one of a few African American sports broadcasters who didn't have a background in playing professional sports, but he delivered the latest sports news differently. Like a fan.
Some criticized him for it, while others loved him and couldn't get enough of his famous catchphrases.
But while Scott was becoming more and more popular among the ESPN crowd and sports fans alike, he was fighting a private battle with cancer.
On January 4, 2015, Scott passed away. Today, on the one-year anniversary of his death, his two daughters have created an emotional tribute video to their father with the help of Dear World, a photography website that tells individuals' stories with their portraits.
The video begins with Scott saying he can't give up because he can't leave his daughters, but in this video, his two daughters, Taelor and Sydni, show that while he may be gone, his memory will live on forever.
The young women also penned a letter to their father for Dear World.
In the letter, they wrote of how they realized the impact that their father had on the world and how grateful they were for their time together.
"You lived your life with a fierce sense of authenticity, passion and competitiveness, giving it your all and reaching for the best in everything you did. When you were diagnosed with cancer, you showed the world how to fight with that same fierce passion, instilling a sense of hope and inspiration to so many. And in the end you taught us all how to win – live or die – by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live."
Shortly after the video went online, the hashtag #DearStuartScott was born. Fans and colleagues began writing "letters" to the legend.