Dustin Diamond has passed away from complications of lung cancer. He was only 44 years old. He was reportedly set to undergo chemotherapy but his health took a turn for the worse before he could start the treatment. It has been reported that his girlfriend was with him at the time of his death.
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 had not announced the type of cancer that he was battling or any other details at that 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.