Dustin Diamond, known best for his portrayal of the endearingly nerdy Screech on “Saved by the Bell,” has died, weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer, his manager Roger Paul confirmed Monday.
Diamond broke the news of his cancer diagnosis last month.
“He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago,” Paul said in a statement. “In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system; the only mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution. Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful.
Diamond was 44 years old.