Dustin Diamond, best known for playing the lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit NBC sitcom, “Saved by the Bell” passed away this morning.
A rep for Dustin said his condition had greatly declined since last week, and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care.
Dustin’s death comes just a couple weeks after completing his first round of chemo after he was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma … which is commonly referred to as lung cancer. We were told the cancer started somewhere in Dustin’s body and metastasized in his lungs.
He was initially hospitalized in Florida in January after feeling pain all over his body and a general sense of unease. Unfortunately for the kid star … it turned out to be cancer.