Dustin Diamond, the actor best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers in the hit NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell, is dead at age 44.
It had previously been reported that Diamond was hospitalized in Florida and was battling Stage 4 small cell carcinoma (lung cancer). He had recently completed his first round of chemotherapy, according to TMZ.
Our deepest condolences go out to Diamond’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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