Dustin Diamond is a famous actor, stand-up comedian and director. He is well known for his character Samuel “Screech” Powers in the Saved by the Bell franchise. Unfortunately, Dustin Diamond death because of small-cell lung carcinoma deeply saddened his fans. He died on February 1, 2021, at the age of forty-four. He went through the second round of chemotherapy after getting diagnosed with lung cancer. But his condition became worse last week. His agent Roger Paul shared that during the treatment he did not suffer because of the disease and his family is grateful for it. Many of his colleagues have paid their tribute to him in social media.
Know all the details about the life story and death of the great actor and director here.
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The birthplace of Diamond is San Jose, California and his birth date is January 7, 1977. The names of his parents are Jaimee and Mark Diamond. His father worked as a trainer who taught digital electronics for a computer processing firm. Then his mother worked as a computer operator for a company called Pacific Bell. Diamond comes from a Jewish family. He went to Zion Lutheran School for his education. Moreover, he started acting at young age.
About his famous TV show Saved by the Bell
The first on-screen appearance of Diamond is Saved by the Bell. It started with the title Good Morning, Miss Bliss that aired from 1988–89. Then from 1994–2000, the title changed to Save by the Bell: The New Class. After that, the college years of the characters began so the series title was Saved by the Bell: The College Years. This is the series that made Diamond very famous and he also appeared as the principal’s assistant in some New Class episodes. This is one of the well-known Dustin Diamond TV shows.
Stand-up comedy career
After completing Saved by the Bell, Diamond started to perform stand-up comedy. He also became part of the reality shows like The Weakest Link, and Celebrity Boxing 2. In 2007 he appeared in Celebrity Fit Club. He also appeared in movies like American Pie Presents: The Book of Love.
On 2009 Diamond got married to his long-time girlfriend Jennifer Misner. But on 2019 he separated from her. He has a partner named Amanda Schutz. She would have become Dustin Diamond wife if he had survived the disease. Dustin Diamond net worth is $300,000. As he had lots of debts in his lifetime his net worth dwindled quickly. He resided in Florida.
The death of Dustin Diamond and his tributes
Many of the Saved by the Bell co-stars of Diamond mourned his death. Mario Lopez well known to the fans as AC Slater shared about how he will be missed in her social media. She also talked about the fragility of life. Then Tori Spelling who acted as the love interest of Diamond in the series shared that Diamond was her first on-screen love and also her first kiss. She reminisced that he was a gentleman and made her feel comfortable on the set as she was only fourteen at that time. Furthermore, Mark-Paul Gosselaar who played as Zack Morris tweeted that Diamond was a comedy genius. Many other members of the cast also paid their tribute to Diamond.
Dustin Diamond was a great comedy star and an actor. He also loved music and had a band of his own. Also, the star will be forever remembered by his family and friends.