Cancer was discovered 3 weeks ago .. Actor Dustin Diamond passed away, aged 44

Diamond is best known for the role of "Screch" in the series "Save by the Ball."

The death was absent from the American actor Dustin Diamond, who is best known for the role of "Screch" in the series "Save by the Ball," as he died on Monday of cancer, as his manager Roger Paul confirmed to "Agence France-Presse."

Paul said that Dustin Diamond, 44, was "not tortured" as his cancer was only discovered three weeks ago.

The series "Hello Miss Place" (1987-1989) was the starting point for the California-born actor, and a large part of the series later moved to "Save by the Ball."

The series had been shown on NBC for four seasons, had 86 episodes, and was very popular outside the United States.

The series deals with the daily lives of students of a fictional Los Angeles high school, Beside High School, and through its simple approach, it raises some of the major problems of adolescence.

Dustin Diamond took on the role of student Samuel "Screach" Bowers, whose interests and way of thinking are in contrast to the character of Zach Morris (Mark Paul Gosselaar), the undisputed protagonist of the series.

Despite his contribution to the success of the series, Dustin Diamond would later get only small minor roles in second-rate productions.

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