Dustin Diamond Loses Life To Cancer

Dustin Diamond has died. The 44-year-old succumbed to the cancer he was diagnosed with last month yesterday morning. According to his rep, his condition had declined greatly since last week, and he was taken off breathing machines in an attempt to take him to hospice care. His girlfriend, Tash Jules, was by his side when he passed.

Dustin’s manager released a statement. “He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago,” he noted. “In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system; the only mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution. Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful.”

Dustin was best known for playing Screech on “Saved by the Bell.” While he reprised the role in “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” he wasn’t asked to participate in the Peacock reboot of the show. He became a staple in reality shows, including “Celebrity Boxing 2” and “Celebrity Fit Club.”

  • Lark Voorhies – Screech’s on-screen love interest on “Saved by the Bell” – released a statement. “Words cannot express the grief that I am feeling right now. Dustin and I had a warm and special friendship, he was a caring gentleman, and my memories of him will always be cherished,” she shared. “I am so very sorry he is gone. But it’s exceptionally sad for his close loved ones who have to deal with his tragic death and their own great loss. My heart goes out to them at this trying time.” His other co-stars Mario LopezMark-Paul Gosselaar, and Tiffani Thiessen took to social media to extend their condolences. Check out the love below…

Source: CNN