American actor Dustin Diamond, known for his role as’Screech‘in the youth series of the 1990s’Saved by the Bell‘, has passed away due to a lung cancer, as revealed by its representative.
Diamond has died at 44 years of age after his condition “declined markedly in the last week,” a spokesman for the actor, Roger Paul, was quoted as saying by NBC.
“He was disconnected from the ventilator to try to get him to a hospice clinic. When he died, two very close people were with him, “he added.
Diamond’s cancer became public opinion a month ago, when his representative explained that they were trying to locate the exact location and nature of the disease.