On January 13, 2021, Diamond was hospitalized in Florida. The following day, it was reported that Diamond had stage four cancer, and was undergoing chemotherapy. Diamond has not announced the type of cancer that he is battling or any other details at this time. Diamond is best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers on the Saved by the Bell TV show that started in 1989. “Saved By The Bell” helped launch the careers of Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, Dennis Haskins, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, and Mario Lopez.