The sports world lost a legend Sunday morning when ESPN’s Stuart Scott died at age 49.
From his unbridled enthusiasm to his unforgettable catchphrases, Scott made his presence felt not just to fans, but to professional athletes as well.
In the wake of his passing, several Boston athletes — including Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman — took to Twitter to express their thoughts.
world lost an inspirational person today.. .RIP stuart scott que descanses en paz hermano http://t.co/0Me7s4jk1m—
David Ortiz (@davidortiz) January 04, 2015
Rip Stuart Scott. My prayers go out to his friends and family. He was huge part of delivering sports #coolerthentheothersideofthepillow—
Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) January 04, 2015
"Holler at a player when you see him in the World Cup streets." Stuart Scott was and is @SportsCenter. The best.—
Brock Holt (@BrockStar4Lyf) January 04, 2015
Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) January 04, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott! A true definition of a fighter and leader. Just a sad day. You'll be missed #booyah—
Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) January 04, 2015
Former Boston sports figures offered their prayers as well.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Scott and ESPN families. @StuartScott you will always be as cool as the other side of the pillow my man.—
Jon Lester (@JLester31) January 04, 2015
Sad to hear ab the loss of my close friend. He battled hard & set an example for us all on living life to the fullest. RIP #StuartScott.—
Johnny Damon (@JohnnyDamon) January 04, 2015
Stuart Scott R.I.P. Love the way you brought sports into our home and hearts. We'll miss you brother forever BOOYAH!—
Wade Boggs (@ChickenMan3010) January 04, 2015
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