‘Saved By The Bell’ Star Dustin Diamond Dead At 44

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Dustin Diamond has died solely three weeks after a “brutal” most cancers analysis

Actor Dustin Diamond, who performed the character Screech on beloved Eighties and 90s sitcom Saved by the Bell, has died at solely 44 years previous. He was identified with carcinoma simply three weeks in the past.

Diamond’s agent, Roger Paul, confirmed the actor’s dying and shared particulars about his current most cancers analysis with Rolling Stone. “He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago,” Paul mentioned in a press release to the publication. “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 was a character in and of himself: an unpredictable spitfire who always left us shocked, but never left us bored,” Paul’s assertion continued. “We please ask that you give room for privacy to our team and Mr. Diamond’s family during this tragic time, as we grieve and remember the memories spent together. This loss is as much stinging as it is sudden.”

Diamond performed Screech via 4 totally different variations of the traditional present, starting in 1988 via 2000. He was one of many unique solid of Good Morning, Miss Bliss and transitioned to the maybe best-known incarnation of the sequence, Saved by the Bell in 1989. If you watched TV on Saturday mornings throughout these wonderful years, you’re nicely accustomed to his always-adorkable character, who was greatest pals with predominant character Zack Morris, performed by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and lusted after Lisa Turtle, performed by Lark Voorhies.

Though Diamond’s grownup years held a couple of salacious tales together with 2015 jail time for his involvement in a bar battle, most of us Xennials will at all times fondly keep in mind him for the enduring character he performed on a TV sequence that outlined our childhoods. He wasn’t included within the present’s current reboot, however was interviewed by Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater on SBTB) in 2016 the place Diamond admitted he hadn’t seen most of his former costars since he was 16 years previous and wished to apologize for any misunderstandings between them. “I want to put the tomfoolery and malarkey behind me… for that clean slate,” Diamond mentioned on the time. “Time for a change.”

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