As we previously reported, Saved By The Bell actor Dustin Diamond had been in and out of the hospital while battling Stage 4 cancer. Sadly, he has lost the battle and has died.
Per TMZ, “A rep for Dustin tells us he died Monday morning. His condition had greatly declined since last week, and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care. His GF was by his side when he passed away.”
The outlet adds that the actor, who played Screech on the hit show for many years, had just completed his first round of chemo a few weeks ago. He was officially diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma, commonly known as lung cancer. He was first hospitalized in January after feeling pain all over his body.
Dustin Diamond also appeared in other shows, including The Wonder Years, Celebrity Boxing 2, and Celebrity Fit Club. He was 44 at the time of death.
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a true comedic genius. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Looking back at our time working together, I will miss those raw, brilliant sparks that only he was able to produce. A pie in your face, my comrade.— Mark-Paul Gosselaar (@MPG) February 1, 2021
Dustin, you will be missed my man. The fragility of this life is something never to be taken for granted. Prayers for your family will continue on... pic.twitter.com/BnxY9XgN5g— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) February 1, 2021