Dustin Diamond

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Dustin Diamond
Dustin Diamond 2012.jpg
Diamond in October 2012
Born
Dustin Neil Diamond

(1977-01-07)January 7, 1977
DiedFebruary 1, 2021(2021-02-01) (aged 44)
Cause of deathLung cancer
OccupationActor, director, comedian, musician
Years active1987–2017
Spouse(s)
Jennifer Misner
(m. 2009; sep. 2013)

Dustin Neil Diamond[1] (January 7, 1977[2] – February 1, 2021) was an American actor, director, comedian, and musician. He was best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in Saved by the Bell. Diamond was born in San Jose, California.

On December 26, 2014, Diamond was arrested in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin for stabbing a man at a bar.[3][4] On May 29, 2015, Diamond was convicted of two misdemeanors and was sentenced to four months in prison.[5] He served three months and was released on probation.

In January 2021, Diamond was diagnosed with stage-4 small-cell lung carcinoma.[6] He died from the disease while undergoing chemotherapy in Cape Coral, Florida on February 1, 2021 at the age of 44.[7][8][9]

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  1. "Dustin Diamond Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on September 21, 2019. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  2. "UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan, 7, 2019". United Press International. January 7, 2019. Archived from the original on September 21, 2019. Retrieved September 21, 2019. actor Dustin Diamond in 1977 (age 42)
  3. "'Saved By the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond - Screech Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Man With a Switchblade". TMZ.com. December 26, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  4. "Arrested, accused in stabbing at bar, Dustin Diamond aka "Screech" has Monday court hearing". FOX6Now.com. December 26, 2014. Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  5. "Dustin Diamond, 'Saved By the Bell' Star, Sentenced to Four Months For Stabbing". NBC News. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  6. "DUSTIN DIAMOND DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 CANCER... Undergoing Chemo". TMZ.com. January 14, 2021. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  7. "Dustin Diamond, 'Saved by the Bell' Actor, Dies at 44". Variety. February 1, 2021. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  8. Barnes, Mike (February 1, 2021). "Dustin Diamond, Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' Dies at 44 (Report)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  9. Henderson, Sydney (February 1, 2021). "Dustin Diamond dead; 'Saved by the Bell' star was 44 (Report)". USA Today. Retrieved February 1, 2021.

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