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Stuart Scott, a popular former anchor at Sportscenter who passed away last year following a battle with cancer, has been named the posthumous recipient of a lifetime achievement honor at the CLIO Sports Awards, it was announced on Thursday.
“Our family’s pride in Stuart’s achievements is exceeded only by our appreciation that his name graces an award recognized as the gold standard for excellence in sports marketing and advertising. We are, and know Stuart would be, humbled by this remarkable honor,” the Scott family said in a statement.
Scott, a major ESPN personality since he arrived at the network in 1993, died at the age of 49 in July 2014. Network president John Skipper stated at the time that the anchor’s “energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and to his work while fighting the battle of his life left us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be replaced.”
“For two decades, Stuart Scott was one of the most iconic sports personalities – from his famous catchphrases to his revolutionary style,” said CLIO president Nicole Purcell. “His lifetime of exceptional work defines CLIO Sports, and is an example for us all. We’re honored to celebrate Stuart’s life and career alongside his family this year.”
The CLIO Sports Awards, to be hosted by former NFL running back Tiki Barber, are set to be held at New York’s Cipriani Midtown on July 8.
The CLIO Awards are owned by Prometheus Global Media, the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.
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