-- ESPN anchor Stuart Scott was known for his energetic spirit and signature catchphrases -- and his unique style and flair changed sportscasting forever.
Scott, 49, had just finished writing his memoir, “Every Day I Fight,” just weeks before his death. The book is out today.
Scott’s siblings said the family is going through the grieving process. Scott's daughter are living a "new normal," they said.
When she read the book, Susan said she was surprised by her brother’s determination.
“I was surprised at how much fight he had, that things would stay in his head when people told him he couldn't do something. I didn't know how much he internalized, ‘You know what? That person told me no. And I'm going to show them,’" she said. “And -- but then also the maturity of, ‘I have to let that one go and just move forward.’"
In 2014, Scott received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs for his courageous fight against cancer. In his acceptance speech, he restated his intention to beat the disease, adding: “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”
Stephen said that part of his brother’s speech was his favorite.
“I think the next part was the part that was the most important. And it was a mandate to me. It was go live. So whether it's cancer or whatever it is that you're dealing with, what -- what he showed everybody was go live,” he added.
Stuart Scott’s siblings said their parents were his inspiration. Stephen said his brother embodied both parents’ attributes – his father’s integrity, justice and fairness and his mother’s emotion, honesty and heart.
Asked what they want people to take away from reading the book, Stephen replied: “No matter what you're facing, cancer, anything else, that you know, just … have a tenacity and don't give up.”
The siblings said their brother would make them laugh. When they were together, even as adults, he would have them pretend to be commandos -- hiding behind cars and street posts. Those antics were fun, they said.
The siblings agreed that, above all, Stuart wanted to be remembered for having been a good father to his daughters.