American actor Dustin Diamond, who has cancer, has died at the age of 44.
Actor’s manager Roger Paul confirmed to CNN Diamond was dead on Monday.
The actor’s official Facebook page also confirms the grief news.
Diamond was diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks ago.
- We are overwhelmed with grief when we confirm the departure of Dustin Diamond on Monday, February 1, 2021 due to lung cancer.
He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless and malignant cancer just three weeks ago, and it spread quickly, the press release says.
Dustin Diamond participated in Big Brother in 2013.Photo: Matrixmedia / Matrix / MVPhotos
Diamond’s manager said the actor was hospitalized in January due to illness.
- Official bulletin from the Dustin team: At this time, we can confirm that Dustin has cancer.
Dustin will tell more details when it is available and a plan for the future is made, a Facebook update said in January.
According to the actor’s representative, Diamond underwent chemotherapy, but his condition quickly collapsed.
Dustin Diamond is known, among other things, for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in the Saved by the Bell TV series.