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Dustin Diamond “Saved By The Bell” Star Actor Dies Of Cancer At Age 44

“Saved by the Bell”  star actor Dustin Diamond is dead. The actor died on Monday 1st February after a battle with cancer. He was 44 years old.

Dustin Diamond "Saved By The Bell" Star Actor Dies Of Cancer At Age 44

Diamond’s rep confirmed the news to PEOPLE in a statement: “We are saddened to confirm of Dustin Diamond’s passing on Monday, February 1st, 2021 due to carcinoma. He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago. In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system; the only mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution. Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful”.

Dustin Diamond "Saved By The Bell" Star Actor Dies Of Cancer At Age 44

Dustin Diamond played Screech, on the hit show “Saved by the Bell”. He portrayed Samuel “Screech” Powers for thirteen years as the cast of the show grew up together in all its series: “Good Morning”, “Miss Bliss”, “Saved by the Bell: The New Class”, and “Saved By the Bell: The College Years”.

 

He starred in a handful of reality television series including the 5th season of “Celebrity Fit Club”, “The Weakest Link” and “Celebrity Boxing 2”. Dustin made cameo appearances in films such as “Made (2001)”, Dickie Roberts: “Former Child Star (2003)” and “American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)”. Dustin appeared on an episode of OWN’s” Where Are They Now”? in December 2013. Also, he became a house member in the twelfth season of “Celebrity Big Brother.”

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Diamond’s rep confirmed the actor’s cancer diagnosis to PEOPLE last month. A week later, on 21st January, the rep said Diamond had started chemotherapy for stage 4 small cell carcinoma. This refers to cancer that commonly occurs in the lungs, but can also manifest in the prostate or gastrointestinal tract.

 

According to NBC News, the second round of chemotherapy was scheduled and Diamond was to begin physical therapy in the near future.

 

Dustin Diamond played Screech on the original “Saved by the Bell”, which ran for four seasons from 1989 to 1993 on NBC. He was the only main cast member who did not reprise his role for the Peacock reboot of the series, which debuted its first season last November.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

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