On the one-year anniversary of their father’s death, the daughters of Stuart Scott posted a moving video love letter in his memory.
The former ESPN anchor and sports media icon passed away on Jan. 4, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. On Monday, his daughters Sydni and Taelor posted their video tribute on the website Dear World , which can be viewed above.
Both daughters share how they’ve grown in the year since their father's passing, and how he continues to inspire them daily.
— Taelor & Sydni Scott (@TaeAndSyd) January 4, 2016
Before his death, Scott often credited his daughters with the inspiration to continue his fight against cancer. From his autobiography Every Day I Fight :
...I can’t deny that cancer has actually given me something. Because it gives every moment meaning. Because I’m on a time clock and I don’t know what that time clock says. And no moments are deeper than those with my knuckleheaded daughters, for whom I fight every day.
Taelor also joined her father on stage during her father’s famed speech during the 2014 ESPY Awards.
Scott joined ESPN as an anchor in the mid-90s and quickly gained notoriety for his popular catch phrases — phrases like “Booyah!,” “cool as the other side of the pillow,” and “straight butter.” His style spawned a revolution in sports broadcasting, and he continues to be an influence to thousands today.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.