Dustin Diamond, known for playing Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” died on Monday morning due to cancer
He was 44.
The actor was diagnosed with cancer and hospitalized just three weeks ago.
“In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system; the only mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution,” his reps said, “Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful.”
Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom, was hospitalized last month in Florida and his team disclosed later that he had cancer.
“Saved by the Bell” aired from 1989 to 1993, and its spinoffs included “Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” “Good Morning, Miss Bell” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” which Diamond starred in.