The 44-year-old American actor Dustin Diamond, known for appearing on the series "Saved by the Bell," died on Monday after a three-week battle with cancer.
Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech in the popular 1990s high school comedy "Saved by the Bell," died this Monday, February 1, after a recent cancer diagnosis. according to his manager, Roger Paul.
The comedian was admitted to a Florida hospital for stage 4 lung cancer. His condition drastically worsened over the weekend. His manager confirmed, who indicated that his client had been receiving treatment at a Florida hospital since mid-January. According to his representatives, the disease may be associated with Diamond's stay in "questionable cheap hotels or motels" where he had to stay for work.
According to Paul, his condition had drastically worsened over the weekend and his breathing tubes were removed to transport him to hospice care. His father and girlfriend were by his side when he passed away after a battle with stage 4 cancer.
In addition to participating in multiple low-budget films and reality shows, the actor had also formed a band known as Salty The Pocketknife. In regards to his personal life, Diamond had been sued multiple times for back taxes and missing mortgage payments and was sentenced to four months in jail after an altercation at a bar in 2014.
Despite the controversial situations, he was well-liked by his followers. "He was a fun and lively person whose greatest passion was making others laugh," added Paul, mourning the loss.
His former teammates from the cast of 'Saved by the Bell' also said goodbye. "Ustin, 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 ...", wrote the actor Mario López on Instagram.