Saved by the Bell

actor Dustin Diamond was hospitalized last weekend.

American media suspect that the 44-year-old actor is suffering from cancer.

According to the American entertainment website

TMZ

, Diamond felt pain all over his body and was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Florida.

Several studies must provide a definitive answer about the nature and severity of the disease.

TMZ

reports that there have been multiple cancer diagnoses in Diamond's family.

His mother, for example, died of breast cancer.

Diamond is best known for his role as Screech on the teen series

Saved by the Bell

.

He played the character, intermittently, for thirteen years.

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