"Andy was a model pro and had impressed us all this season, scoring some great goals and having a big influence on the team," commented his manager at Orient.
"It's a terrible way for his career to end but there's more to life than football and we're just glad not to have lost him as a person as well." he added.
Scott visited doctors after complaining of pain in his chest in a game against Chesterfield. Tests showed that his heart problem was a fairly serious one and the Epsom born striker has been wished well by all previous clubs and managers.