Dustin Diamond Wiki – Dustin Diamond Biography
According to Dustin Diamond Bio, Wiki and Biography, He was an American actor best known as ‘Saved By the Bell’ Star. He has died on 1 February 2020, as first reported by TMZ.
Diamond was born on 7 January 1977 in San Jose, California, United States. His father taught digital electronics for a computer-processing firm and his mother was a computer operator for Pacific Bell. His father is Jewish, and his mother had English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Cherokee ancestry. He attended Zion Lutheran School.
Dustin Diamond has died on 1st February 2021 in Florida, United States.
Saved by the Bell
Diamond spent over a decade of his life performing the role of Screech on Saved by the Bell, and its numerous spin-off series and TV movies between 1989 and 2000.
became known for playing the nerdy and lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell, a role he played for close to thirteen years from its beginning as Good Morning, Miss Bliss
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Like his co-stars, Tiffany Amber Thiessen, Mario Lopez, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, the popular sitcom served as a jumping-off point to pursue a career on the big screen. Between 2001 and 2020, Diamond appeared in nearly two dozen films.
He starred in 2014’s Scavenger Killers, played the role of Oliver Jaffe in 2015’s Bleeding Hearts, and in 2016, took on the part of Raynard in the horror flick, Joker’s Wild.
In 2001, Diamond filed for bankruptcy in California. On June 13, 2006, Diamond appeared on The Howard Stern Show asking listeners to visit his website and purchase a T-shirt.
Diamond stated on the show that he hoped to sell 30,000 T-shirts that read “I paid $15.00 to save Screeech’s house” (spelling “Screech” with an extra E for copyright reasons) in order to raise $250,000 and avoid foreclosure on his house.
In 2003, Diamond purchased a home in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Misner in 2009, though the two separated in 2013. His home in Port Washington was put up for sale in 2020, and according to the listing real estate agent, Diamond had relocated to Florida.
On January 14, 2021, Diamond’s manager announced that Diamond had been diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma that had metastasized to his lungs, and was undergoing chemotherapy in Florida.
Diamond’s friend Dan Block said, “We do not have any specific timelines, but we know that Dustin needs a miracle to overcome the small cell carcinoma he’s been diagnosed with.
“He was told weeks to five months is the average but a small percentage of people have lived one to two years with it being stage 4,” Block continued. “We are hoping that he is one of the people to outlive the odds and that we get as much time with him as possible.”
Block told The Sun that Diamond finally went to the hospital after a lump had been growing on his neck for some time, but the former actor didn’t want to seek treatment out of fear he would be recognized and made fun of. “It was a huge, huge lump in his throat. It was very big,” Block said.
Cause of Death
He had been hospitalized in Florida after feeling “pain all over his body,” which doctors later discovered was terminal cancer.
He died on 1 February 2021 at the age of 44. Diamond’s cause of death stemmed from a stage 4 four cancer diagnosis made public on January 14.
On January 21, Diamond completed his first round of chemotherapy, as reported by CNN, and another round was already scheduled.
Roger Paul, Diamond’s representative told The Sun, “Dustin is looking forward to spending more time with his girlfriend, playing his bass guitar/video games, as well as making videos for his fans on social media.”
A representative for the actor told TMZ that Diamond’s girlfriend was with him when he died on Monday morning. “His condition had greatly declined since last week,” TMZ reported, and he was removed from breathing machines to transition to hospice care after his cancer had metastasized in his lungs.
“He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago,” Diamond’s rep told In Touch. “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.”