Dustin Diamond, “Saved by the Bell” star, has died at 44

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“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with carcinoma, according to his representatives. He was 44.

“Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful,” Diamond’s team said in a statement to the Associated Press and “Entertainment Tonight.”

Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom, was hospitalized last month in Florida and his team disclosed later that he had cancer.

“Saved by the Bell” aired from 1989 to 1993, and its spinoffs included “Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” “Good Morning, Miss Bliss” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” which Diamond starred in. A sequel was launched on Peacock last fall featuring many from the original cast, including Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Diamond was not included.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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