Dustin Diamond, ‘Saved by the bell’ actor passes away at 44; Wendy Williams and other celebs pay tribute

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Dustin Diamond, ‘Saved by the bell’ actor passes away at 44; Wendy Williams and different celebs pay tribute

American actor Dustin Diamond, who’s popularly recognized for his character as Samuel Screech Powers on the favored sitcom Saved by the Bell, handed away on the age of 44. Dustin breathed his final after a battle with most cancers. The actor died on account of carcinoma on Monday morning in a Florida hospital, reported Folks journal. He was recognized with most cancers and hospitalized simply three weeks in the past. 

Diamond’s consultant confirmed the information to the publication in an announcement, “We’re saddened to substantiate of Dustin Diamond’s passing on Monday, February 1st, 2021 on account of carcinoma.” The rep added, “He was recognized with this brutal, relentless type of malignant most cancers solely three weeks in the past. In that point, it managed to unfold quickly all through his system; the one mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution. Dustin didn’t endure. He didn’t should lie submerged in ache. For that, we’re grateful.” 

Many celebrities took to social media and paid their tribute to the actor. Tori Spelling, who shared her first on-screen kiss with Diamond, took to Instagram and shared a heartfelt word with a throwback image.  

Wendy Williams wrote, “Our hearts exit to the household, associates, and followers of actor #DustinDiamond who handed away at this time on the age of 44 after a brief battle with most cancers.” 

Courtney Stodden, who appeared on Celeb Huge Brother alongside Diamond in 2013 additionally tweeted, “Oh lord. #rip Dustin. I’m shocked. I bear in mind all the instances we have been there for one another on the set of #cbb like captured on this photograph,” she wrote. “You have been speaking me out of feeling sorry for myself. You have been a delicate but robust soul. I’m so sorry.”

Diamond’s consultant had confirmed the actor’s most cancers analysis to Folks journal final month. Every week later, on January 21, the rep mentioned that the actor had began chemotherapy for stage four small cell carcinoma, most cancers that generally happens within the lungs, however may also manifest within the prostate or gastrointestinal tract. The second spherical of chemotherapy was being scheduled and Diamond was additionally set to start bodily remedy within the close to future. 

Diamond acquired his begin within the trade with roles within the TV film ‘Yogi’s Nice Escape’ and an episode of ‘It is a Residing’ in 1987. He bagged his breakout function only one 12 months later. Solid in ‘Good Morning, Miss Bliss’, the actor portrayed Screech for 13 episodes. The present would go on to be the premise for ‘Saved by the Bell’, which Diamond acted in till 1992.

Diamond continued to reprise his function for the franchise in numerous spinoffs, together with ‘Saved by the Bell: The School Years’ and ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’, the latter of which he starred in for practically six years. 

Though Diamond is synonymous with the ‘Saved by the Bell’ franchise, he was the one authentic core forged member to not seem in Peacock’s revival collection that launched in November 2020. Diamond additionally wrote a memoir about his time with the ‘Saved by the Bell’ franchise. 

Titled ‘Behind the Bell’, the ebook recounts alleged controversies associated to the forged members, together with himself. He additionally appeared on a wide range of actuality reveals together with ‘Celeb Match Membership’, ‘Celeb Huge Brother’, ‘The Weakest Hyperlink’, and ‘Celeb Boxing 2’. 

The star featured as himself in a wide range of reveals and movies following his stint as Screech, amongst these being ‘Made, ‘Dickie Roberts: Former Baby Star’, ‘4 Corners Street’, and ‘American Pie Presents: The Ebook of Love’. Diamond additionally confirmed up on the large display in ‘Made’ (2001), ‘Pauly Shore Is Lifeless’ (2003), ‘Dickie Roberts: Former Baby Star’ (2003), ‘Tetherball: The Film’ (2010), ‘All Wifed Out’ (2012) and ‘School Fright Evening’ (2014). Diamond was married to Jennifer Misner from 2009 to 2013. Diamond was arrested in 2014 and served three months in jail in 2015 for stabbing a person throughout a bar battle. He was arrested once more in Could 2016 for violating the phrases of his probation.

– with ANI inputs

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