LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16:  TV personality Stuart Scott accepts the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Stuart Scott

Sports Broadcaster

In 1993, Stuart Scott joined ESPN and changed the very definition of what it could mean to be a sports broadcaster. As co-anchor of SportsCenter, Scott brought a personality — and hip hop-influenced vocabulary — to the network that won him fans worldwide. Scott, who grew up in North Carolina and played college football, covered high-profile sporting events during the NBA and NFL sporting seasons and brought catchphrases and one-liners like, “Boo-Yah,” “As cool as the other side of the pillow” and “Holla at a playa when you see him in the street!” to ESPN. Between 2007 and 2013, Scott was diagnosed with appendix cancer three times, and eventually lost his battle with the disease on January 4, 2015. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)