He was 44.
“He was identified with this brutal, relentless type of malignant most cancers solely three weeks in the past,” Paul stated in a press release he offered to CNN. “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 must lie submerged in ache. For that, we’re grateful.”
An actor and humorist, Diamond discovered fame enjoying Samuel “Screech” Powers for greater than a decade on the “Saved by the Bell” franchise.
The teenager sequence was not too long ago reimagined by the Peacock streaming service with a few of the authentic stars, although not Diamond.
He stirred controversy along with his 2009 e book “Behind the Bell,” wherein Diamond shared backstage tales about capturing the sequence with a few of his accounts being lower than flattering to his costars.
He additionally confronted some authorized troubles, serving three months in jail for stabbing a person throughout a 2014 altercation at a bar in Wisconsin.
The actor has appeared in a variety of actuality exhibits through the years, together with “Superstar Match Membership,” “Superstar Boxing 2” and “Superstar Championship Wrestling.”
Diamond’s “Save by the Bell” costars, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Tiffany Thiessen, paid tribute to the late actor on social media
“Deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a real comedic genius,” Gosselaar tweeted. “My honest condolences to his household and buddies. Wanting again at our time working collectively, I’ll miss these uncooked, good sparks that solely he was capable of produce. A pie in your face, my comrade.”
“Dustin, you’ll be missed my man,” Lopez wrote on Instagram. “The fragility of this life is one thing by no means to be taken as a right. Prayers for your loved ones will proceed on.”
“I’m deeply saddened by I the information of my previous co-star @realdustindiamond passing,” Thiessen wrote
in an Instagram put up. “Life is extraordinarily fragile and it is one thing we must always by no means take as a right. God velocity Dustin.