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We’re sad to report that a member of the ESPN network died this morning.

Stuart Scott, an anchor on the sports channel’s news show, passed away at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

ESPN wrote a lengthy tribute to the longtime host, praising his work ethic over the years, while reminding us all how he truly pushed the envelope.

The site writes:

Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years. An amazing nine of them belong to one man — from his signature “Boo-Yah!” to “As cool as the other side of the pillow” to “He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin’ him to school.”

That man is Stuart Scott, and his contributions to the sports lexicon are writ large. But they are only one aspect of his legacy. When he passed away, he left behind so much more. He inspired his colleagues with his sheer talent, his work ethic and his devotion to his daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15. He defied convention and criticism to help bring this network into a new century. He spoke to the very athletes he was talking about with a flair and a style that ESPN president John Skipper says, “changed everything.”

We are keeping Scott’s family and loved ones in our prayers. May he rest in peace.