Sadly, Dustin Diamond, best known as Screech on Saved By The Bell, didn’t beat cancer. He passed away on Monday morning 2/1/2021 due to complications from stage 4 lung cancer.
We had hoped he would pull through, despite pondering where might have gotten sick (see: Dustin Diamond Wonders If He Got Cancer from Moldy Hotels).
Dustin’s team says they’re aware his name is not necessarily the most reputable due to his history of mishaps, but they want the public to understand “he was not intentionally malevolent.” His team adds that he went through a great deal of turmoil in his life, but he was always “a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh.”Dustin Diamond Dead at 44 After Battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer
It’s too bad that Peacock’s reunion of Saved By The Bell could not have included at least a cameo role for Screech. He was in every other version of the TV series.
When they have these reunions and reboots all the more reason why it’s important to include everybody that they can. We never know just how long we’re going to live. Diamond was only 44 years old and, regardless any of his transgressions, he was way too young to pass on.
At least Diamond will be able to see and hear Eddie Van Halen’s eruption live in the afterlife. RIP.