Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week combat with most cancers, in keeping with his spokesperson. He was 44.
“Dustin didn’t undergo,” Roger Paul mentioned in an announcement. “He didn’t should lie submerged in ache. For that, we’re grateful.”
Diamond — finest identified for enjoying Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom — was hospitalized final month in Florida. His crew disclosed later that he had carcinoma.
Former co-star Mario Lopez took to Twitter to say farewell: “Dustin, you may be missed, my man. The fragility of this life is one thing by no means to be taken with no consideration.”
Saved by the Bell aired from 1989 to 1993. Spinoffs included Saved by the Bell: The School Years, Good Morning, Miss Bell and Saved by the Bell: The New Class, which Diamond starred in. Video-streaming service Peacock launched a sequel final fall, which featured many from the unique solid, together with Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, however not Diamond.
He starred in a handful of actuality tv collection together with the fifth season of Superstar Match Membership, The Weakest Hyperlink and Superstar Boxing 2. In December 2013, Diamond appeared on an episode of OWN’s The place Are They Now? and have become a home member within the twelfth season of Superstar Massive Brother.
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Diamond was sued a number of occasions for delinquent taxes and in foreclosures proceedings for lacking mortgage funds. Except for showing on actuality TV exhibits, he made a intercourse tape and produced a tell-all documentary on Lifetime TV known as The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story. In 2015, he was sentenced to serve 4 months in jail for his half in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing.
“Dustin was a humorous and high-spirited particular person whose best ardour was to make others snort,” mentioned Paul within the assertion. “He was in a position to sense and really feel different peoples’ feelings to such a size that he was in a position to really feel them too — a power and a flaw, multi function.”