Dustin Diamond who was best known for playing Screech on Saved by the Bell has actually died just 3 weeks after being identified with cancer – as his previous co-stars Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen commemorated the actor, calling him a ‘real comical genius’.
The 44-year-old star passed away on Monday after being identified with carcinoma cancer last month. Diamond died with his sweetheart Tash Jules by his side, his representative said.
He was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell cancer when he was hospitalized all of a sudden in Florida on January 12 after experiencing pain throughout his whole body.
His condition is thought to have weakened quickly in the last week after going through his preliminary rounds of chemotherapy. A source informed TMZ that he was taken off breathing devices to get him to hospice care.
‘ He was identified with this ruthless, relentless type of malignant cancer only 3 weeks back. Because time, it managed to spread out quickly throughout his system; the only grace it displayed was its sharp and speedy execution,’ a declaration from his agent stated.
‘ Dustin did not suffer. He did not need to lie immersed in discomfort. For that, we are grateful.’
His former co-stars Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaa, Tiffani Thiessen and Tori Spelling were among those to commemorate the actor on social networks in the wake of his death.
Dustin Diamond, who best understood for playing Screech on Saved by the Bell, died on Monday after a short fight with stage 4 cancer
The 44-year-old Saved by the Bell actor was detected with cancer after being hospitalized in Florida last month after experiencing discomfort throughout his whole body. He is visualized above in healthcare facility
Lopez tweeted: ‘Dustin, you will be missed out on, my male. The fragility of this life is something never ever to be considered given.’
‘ Deeply saddened to become aware of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a true comical genius. My genuine acknowledgements to his friends and family. Recalling at our time collaborating, I will miss those raw, dazzling triggers that just he had the ability to produce. A pie in your face, my pal,’ Gosselaa tweeted.
Thiessen composed: ‘I am deeply saddened by I the news of my old co-star passing. Life is extremely vulnerable and it’s something we must never take for approved. God speed Dustin.’
Spelling, who had a recurring appearance on the program as Screech’s love interest, posted an image of the set, stating: ‘My 1st onscreen love Dustin Diamond got his Angel wings today’.
Diamond’s representative noted the actor’s history of incidents throughout his career, which included a sex tape and an encounter with the law, however stated he was a ‘amusing and high-spirited specific whose greatest enthusiasm was to make others laugh’.
‘ We want the general public to comprehend that he was not intentionally sinister. He -similar to the rest of those who act out and act poorly – had actually gone through a good deal of turmoil and distress. His actions, though rebukeable, stemmed from loss and the absence of understanding on how to process that discomfort appropriately,’ the declaration stated.
‘ In actuality, Dustin was an amusing and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh. He had the ability to sense and feel other individuals’ emotions to such a length that he had the ability to feel them too – a strength and a defect, all in one.’
Diamond, who was born in 1977, was just 10-years-old when he started acting. He was cast in the role that would be his claim to fame – Screech, the geeky sidekick to popular kid Zack Morris – in the late 1980s.
His hit show: On Saved By The Bell; (l-r) Mario Lopez as Alabert Clifford ‘A.C.’ Slater, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary ‘Zach’ Morris, Diamond as Screech Powers
Conserved by the Bell, which focused around Morris and his friends at Bayside High School in California, premiered in 1989. Typically airing on Saturday mornings, the popular show was focused on teens. It was made into movies and two spin-offs that included the group at college and a new class. Most recently, it was restarted in 2020, however Diamond did not reprise his function.
Despite the fact that he was a significant reason for the program’s success, Diamond’s profession did not take off after the show ended in 2000.
His career went to pieces and he later appeared on reality programs like Star Fit Club, Celebrity Boxing 2 and Celebrity Big Sibling.
In recent years, Diamond also worked as a funnyman.
After being closely connected with a character for over a years, Diamond confessed in a 2013 interview for Oprah’s Where Are They Now? that he was lost at the age of 23.
‘ The hardest aspect of being a child star is that you are quiting your childhood. You do not get a childhood really,’ he said.
‘ I didn’t really know what I was going to do. It was hard to get work that wasn’t Screech clone stuff … As I develop, I understand, wow, I was type of going through my rebellious teenagers in my 20s.’
He tried his hand as a stand-up comedian and performed with bands. While he emerged and had some small roles, his profession had a hard time.
In 2006, he launched a sex tape called Screeched-Saved by the Odor that he directed and apparently starred in. Diamond later claimed that it wasn’t in fact him in the video and it was a stuntman with his face superimposed on it.
‘ The sex tape is the thing that I’m most embarrassed about,’ he said throughout the 2013 interview.
‘ You understand, I certainly got some money off of it however it wasn’t worth what the fallout was. I indicate individuals to this day, they look down on me.’
Dustin’s hospitalization was reported on January 12, and simply states later, a representative for the star validated that he had cancer. He is envisioned on the left as Screech and on the right in 2012
The excellent ole days: Thiessen, Gosselaar, Diamond and Lopez in 1996
3 years later, he launched a narrative in 2009 called Behind the Bell. It included some juicy behind-the-scenes tales of the set that painted an unflattering portrait of his fellow cast members. Diamond later disavowed some of the more salacious information by blaming the ghostwriter and admitted it had plenty of made anecdotes.
‘ The book was another frustration of mine,’ he said in the 2013 interview. ‘I talked with a guy a few times, so the book has some reality in it, and a great deal of the stories were just kinda throwaways.’
He likewise declared in the interview that he anticipated to approve the book before it was published but rather it was sent to him after it was launched.
On Christmas in 2014, Diamond entered into a bar battle and apparently stabbed a male in a town near Milwaukee. He was condemned the following year of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon
On Christmas in 2014, Diamond entered into a bar fight and allegedly stabbed a male in a town near Milwaukee. He was condemned the following year of disorderly conduct and bring a concealed weapon.
He was sentenced to 4 months in prison and served three months.
Diamond later on told Mario Lopez, his former co-star who was then the host of Additional, that someone struck his then fiancee Amanda Schutz while they were out celebrating Christmas. He said he took out his pocketknife to protect her.
When Conserved by the Bell was rebooted, Diamond – unlike other original cast members – was not asked to returned. The program premiered in November 2020 on NBCUniversal’s brand-new streaming service, Peacock.
Diamond experienced financial difficulty during his career and declared insolvency in 2001.
He was also sued numerous times for overdue taxes and in foreclosure procedures for missing out on home mortgage payments.
He once launched an elaborate crowdfunding quote to conserve his house, selling Tee shirts with his face on to raise $250,000 dollars.
The back of the Tee shirts check out ‘I paid 15.00 dollars to conserve Screeech’s house’. The extra ‘e’ was supposedly contributed to prevent breaching copyright laws.
Diamond does not have any children and is survived by his dad and sweetheart.
He married Jennifer Misner back in 2009 but they divorced in 2013. Misner supposedly suffered a miscarriage when the two were dating in 2004.
Diamond later on became engaged to Schutz – the woman he stated he was protecting when he stabbed the male in Wisconsin. It is unclear precisely when they separated.
Diamond is imagined leaving court in Port Washington, Wisconsin in 2015 after being founded guilty of 2 misdemeanors coming from a barroom fight on Christmas Day in 2014