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Stuart Scott died Sunday at age 49 after battling cancer, and many Hollywood and sports figures took to Twitter to remember the longtime SportsCenter anchor.
Scott’s former colleagues paid tribute to him on air, with the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, who used to share the SportsCenter desk with Scott, giving an emotional goodbye.
Watch more Stuart Scott’s ESPN Colleagues’ Emotional Tributes to Him
“I loved this man — I still love this man — and the fact that he has passed away is absolutely mind-boggling and a travesty,” Eisen said Sunday on NFL GameDay.
Read more President Obama on Stuart Scott: “He Inspired Us”
Along with heartfelt messages, a number of celebs posted photos to social media of themselves with Scott, including LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Mark Cuban and The Hangover‘s Ken Jeong.
Tweets about Scott can be seen below.
“I will miss Stuart Scott … Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us—with courage and love.” —President Obama
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott U will truly be missed. I’m sending so many prayers & love to your family this morning. UR were the definition of STRENGTH
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) January 4, 2015
I had a lot of laughs with Stuart Scott & he was truly one of the Good Guys, beginning to end. RIP on da cool side of the pillow!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 4, 2015
Words cannot express the grief. #RIPStuartScott
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) January 4, 2015
So sad to hear about Stuart Scott passing away. He had millions of fans for what he did on air and who he was off air! He’ll be missed!
— Matt Lauer (@MLauer) January 4, 2015
All love for Stuart Scott
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott. Met him at a Celtics playoff game years ago, and he was so alive, so happy. Thoughts w/ his daughters.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 4, 2015
I can’t truly express how my heart feels for the loss of my bro @StuartScott The definition of grace & undeniable strength Luv u! #rip #SC
— Michael B Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) January 4, 2015
Rest in peace Stuart Scott , you will be terribly missed. Thank you for everything, love u brother pic.twitter.com/nbqrsm8ejr
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 4, 2015
Rest in peace, Stuart Scott. A genuinely good guy.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) January 4, 2015
Devastated by the news about Stuart Scott. You will be missed. #RIPStuartScott
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) January 4, 2015
My heart goes out to Stuart Scott’s family. He was a bright light in this world and will be missed by many…@ESPN #RIPStuartScott
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) January 4, 2015
I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Stuart Scott. His innovative brand of sports reporting changed the game. He’ll be sorely missed.
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) January 4, 2015
The only interview that mattered was the Stuart Scott interview on the last day of the NBA season #RIPStuartScott pic.twitter.com/5ZdDoKz3HG
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 4, 2015
Stuart Scott struck me as The Coolest Guy w the coolest job. He changed sports broadcasting forever, bringing humor, diversity, and humanity
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) January 4, 2015
Just months ago, @StuartScott was honored w/ the ESPYS Jimmy V Perseverance Award. His amazing journey: https://t.co/oeK2UZtZrL #FightersWin
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) January 4, 2015
So sad to hear of Stuart Scott’s passing. He was an absolute gentleman, and one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. RIP Stuart.
— Ben McKenzie (@ben_mckenzie) January 4, 2015
Thank you @StuartScott for inspiring us all. A beloved icon, and more importantly, an amazing father and person. pic.twitter.com/SKWpmi13Fg
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) January 4, 2015
Incredibly saddened to hear about @StuartScott today. A great person and a true inspiration. My love to his family. pic.twitter.com/TygcT7W0MI
— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) January 4, 2015
Blessed to have known him. R.I.P. Stuart Scott you were a gift to all who knew you. pic.twitter.com/N3LSPS6f14
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 4, 2015
I just woke up & heard the sad sad news about my good friend Stuart Scott..he’s was the kind of guy… http://t.co/LlPrJDBieQ
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 4, 2015
Can’t believe you’re gone from us! I am deeply saddened because not only will not be replaced as a… http://t.co/2MMLgFR6lf
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 4, 2015
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