Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond, who played Samuel “Screech” Powers, has died at age 44 from Stage 4 lung cancer, according to TMZ.
Dustin Diamond Dead at 44 After Battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer https://t.co/ICLNmnyDbc
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 1, 2021
A representative for Diamond reportedly informed TMZ that he dies this morning (February 1st) after his condition had greatly declined in the past week. Diamond had been taken off breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care.
Diamond is famous for playing the lovable Screech on four seasons of Saved by the Bell, acting as Zack Morris’ (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) nerdy sidekick.
Diamond also appeared as Screech in the short-lived spinoff Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
Rest In Peace, Dustin Diamond.