Dustin Diamond was diagnosed with carcinoma three weeks ago, when the disease was already in stage four.
Dustin Diamond , actor of Saved by the Bell who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early January, died this Monday, according to his manager, Roger Paul.
Media like Rolling stone The actor, who played the nerdy “Screech” Powers on the sitcom, is reported to have died after three weeks of battling the carcinoma that had recently been diagnosed. He was 44 years old.
“He was diagnosed with this brutal and relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago. In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system; the only mercy (the disease) had was his quick and sharp execution. Dustin did not suffer. No had to remain submerged in pain. For that we are grateful, “said Roger Paul in a statement he received Magazine
“Dustin Diamond was a character unto himself: an unpredictable spit that always shocked us, but never bored us,” Paul said by way of farewell.
In the text, the now-deceased actor’s manager asked the public for space and privacy for his staff and his family “while we regret and remember what we went through together. This loss is as painful as it is sudden, ”he said.
The local press reported in January that Diamond’s problems began years ago when he began to feel some discomfort in his throat, which turned into a cancerous tumor.
Dustin Diamond first played “Screech” in 1988, in the pilot of the series Good Morning, Miss Bliss. The show only ran for one season and then underwent a complete restructuring and became Saved by the Bell one year later.
Diamond remained on the show from 1993 to 1994 in the spin-off. Saved by the Bell: The College Years and returned to play his character from 1994 to 2004 in Saved by the Bell: The New Class from 1994 to 2000.
As an adult, he struggled to get a job, as the projects offered to him were to play characters very similar to “Screech.”
So his salvation was reality shows like Celebrity Fit Club Y Celebrity Boxing 2. In addition, he released a sex tape in 2006, although he later claimed that a “stunt double” was used for the sex scenes. Later, in a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey, she called the video “the most embarrassing thing to me.” Rest in peace Dustin Diamond.