Best known for playing the lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit NBC sitcom, “Saved by the Bell”, Dustin Diamond has died, after a battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer.A rep for Dustin told TMZ that he died on Monday morning. He said that “his condition had greatly declined since last week, and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care, adding that his girlfriend was by his side when he passed away.”
Dustin’s death comes just a few weeks after completing his first round of chemotherapy after he was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma, commonly known as lung cancer.
Dustin was initially hospitalised in Florida last month, after feeling pain all over his body and a general sense of unease, which turned out to be cancer.
Dustin, of course, is mostly famous for playing Screech on four seasons of “Saved by the Bell” as Zack Morris’ nerdy sidekick who struggled to get any of Lisa Turtle’s love and affection.
After the kids graduated from Bayside HS … the show got a short-lived spinoff with “Saved by the Bell: The College Years.” There was also “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” … in which Dustin appeared as Screech from season 2 to 7 as Mr. Belding’s assistant.Thanks for the laughs Screech! Rest in Peace!