A rep has confirmed he died after a battle with stage 4 lung cancer.
On Monday, a rep for Dustin Diamond confirmed to TMZ that the Saved By The Bell actor passed away on the morning of Feb. 1. His condition greatly declined over the past week and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care. TMZ further reports that his girlfriend was by his side when he passed away.
Just a few weeks ago, Diamond completed his first round of chemo after he was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma, also known as lung cancer. TMZ reported that the cancer started somewhere in Dustin’s body before metastasizing in his lungs.
After feeling pain all over his body in early January, Diamond was hospitalized in Florida where he found out he had stage 4 lung cancer. Diamond notably played the lovable Screech on Saved By The Bell for four seasons.
One of the great characters from one of my favourite shows growing up as a kid.
RIP Screech Powers pic.twitter.com/DfzHBqC05M
— Brett Mendoza💙 (@BrettMendoza_) February 1, 2021
RIP Screech, you will be missed, I remember waking up early before school and watching saved by the bell… You of course were my favorite character because you were absolutely hilarious. Much love to his friends and family during this time!
— Parker (@Fiction_Fox) February 1, 2021
I watched Saved by the Bell almost every morning getting ready for school bruh RIP Screech 😢 pic.twitter.com/wzmaHobD0C
— k. (@ulove_kae) February 1, 2021
aw NOOO RIP Screech 🙁
— BON 🐏 (@TheBonWitch) February 1, 2021
RIP Screech you made us laugh for years, thank you for your contribution to my awsome 90’s childhood. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/0yjf6G8eqd
— Jessica Taylor (@Jessie221987) February 1, 2021
RIP Screech, one of my favourite characters in a tv show growing up in Saved by the bell.
❤️ Age 44 is no age to die 😔 pic.twitter.com/zyaoSNdNth
— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) February 1, 2021
RIP Screech 🙏 pic.twitter.com/z7wSRYfuiq
— AuxGod (@TheOXGod) February 1, 2021
Our thoughts go out to Dustin Diamond’s family during this difficult time.