Hannah Storm's Tearful Announcement of Stuart Scott's Death Will Move You — VIDEO

As we awoke to the sad news of Stuart Scott's death on Sunday morning, perhaps one of the people who had it the hardest, outside his family circle, was his friend and colleague Hannah Storm, who tearfully announced Scott's death to ESPN's audience.

Struggling to hold back her emotions, Storm said:

Scott's death at 49 to cancer triggered an outpouring of grief across the country among sports fans, accustomed to his lively, engaging reporting, and fellow news anchors. As a sports journalist, he came to be known as one of the most influential newscasters in his network ESPN's history, as well as his endearing catchphrases such as "Boo-ya!" and "As cool as the other side of the pillow." His groundbreaking reportage earned him much-deserved praise. ESPN president John Skipper said that Scott's approach to interviewing athletes "changed everything," and sports radio host and former ESPN anchor, Dan Patrick, said of Scott:

In her emotional announcement this morning, Storm invoked Scott's ESPYS speech — an event at which he won a Jimmy V Award for Perseverance — from a mere six months before his passing. She said:

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Scott's renown was such that even President Obama issued a statement remembering the ESPN anchor. The president, in his tribute, said:


In Storm's moving eulogy to her friend and colleague, she said, coming close to breaking down:

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