One year ago today, ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott died at the age of 49, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Now, on anniversary of his death, Scott’s daughters have released an emotional tribute to their father, a man whose courage has inspired millions.
In the video, Taelor and Sydni Scott share their memories their father – and discuss the moments when they miss him the most.
“The hardest thing is probably being very, very lonely,” says Taelor, Scott’s oldest daughter. “He was a father, but he was also a friend during that time. And I feel like I’ve lost a friend.”
They also reveal how important reading Scott’s autobiography, Every Day I Fight, has become to them in the year since his passing, and how his message of living life to the fullest – all the way to the very end – has inspired them to carry on through the tough times. They’ve also penned a letter to their father, titled “Dear Dad,” which was published today on Dear World, a site that shares stories of inspiration and strength.
“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,” wrote Scott’s daughters. “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.”
Taelor and Sydni Scott are also asking you to share your memories of their father today, by using the hashtag #DearStuartScott on Twitter.