'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies at age 44
Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech on the popular 1990s high school comedy "Saved by the Bell," died Monday after a recent cancer diagnosis, according to Diamond's manager, Roger Paul.
He was 44.
Diamond first shared news of his cancer diagnosis last month.
At the time, his manager said his client's health was "serious" and that Diamond was undergoing further testing at a Florida hospital. He underwent his first round of chemotherapy days later.
An actor and stand-up comedian, Diamond found fame playing Samuel "Screech" Powers for more than a decade on the "Saved by the Bell" franchise.
The teen series was recently reimagined by the Peacock streaming service with some of the original stars, though not Diamond.
He stirred controversy with his 2009 book "Behind the Bell," in which Diamond shared backstage stories about shooting the series with some of his accounts being less than flattering to his costars.
He also faced some legal troubles, serving three months in jail for stabbing a man during a 2014 altercation at a bar in Wisconsin.
The actor has appeared in a number of reality shows over the years, including "Celebrity Fit Club," "Celebrity Boxing 2" and "Celebrity Championship Wrestling." In 2018, he appeared as his "Saved by the Bell" character in the Funny or Die series, "Zack Morris Is Trash."
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  • The Kapowski Slayer
    The Kapowski Slayer

    Rest in "Powers," my dear pal

  • John Boys
    John Boys

    Sad about his life

  • anonymous

    CNN is a joke.

  • Robert Marston
    Robert Marston


  • whodatboi

    Jeez CNN. Someone dies and you decide to make a video highlighting all his mistakes in life instead of a tribute. Thats just low 😐

  • Dab Lazarus
    Dab Lazarus

    CNN gonna tell everyone I shit my pants in the 3rd grade when I die.

  • Crinklyten 215
    Crinklyten 215

    I thought he died years ago!

  • Cali Vercetti
    Cali Vercetti

    Everyone is talking about the Eulogy. I’m sitting here and really heard he was only getting 3 dollar royalty checcs from here and there. Wtf

  • Khaled Al-sattam
    Khaled Al-sattam

    His life 44 years and CNN squeeze it into 2:30 of bullshit ... rip dustin we are overseas and we loved you.

  • Khaled Al-sattam
    Khaled Al-sattam

    RiP 😢

  • The Xarkiss Show
    The Xarkiss Show

    so sad! he was 11 when he was given that job and was a successful adult when they stopped the show but the only character he knew was screech. Oh lord!! a recipe for confusion

  • Julie Jules
    Julie Jules

    He must've died from covid-19

  • Eric Cartman's Strength and Power
    Eric Cartman's Strength and Power

    He died at 44 years of age on 2/1/2021. This is a date with 44 numerology (2+1+20+21=44). D is the 4th letter of the alphabet, his initials DD equate to 44. He died from cancer. In gematria the word cancer sums to 44. C A N C E R 3 + 1 + 14 + 3 + 5 + 18 = 44 Using the rules of numerical reduction where every 2 digit number is reduced to a 1 digit number with simple addition, cancer also sums to 26. C A N C E R 3 + 1 + 5 + 3 + 5 + 9 = 26 Measuring from Dustin's last birthday on January 7th to the day he died was a span of 26 days. He died specifically of lung cancer, using the gematria cipher with numerical reduction again lung cancer sums to 44. L U N G C A N C E R 3 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 3 + 1 + 5 + 3 + 5 + 9 = 44 Interestingly, celebrities die ritualistically in this manner on the 44 and 64 date numerologies. The word kill sums to both 44 and 64 when using reverse alphabetic order. K I L L 11 + 9 + 12 + 12 = 44 K I L L 16 + 18 + 15 + 15 = 64 Note that kill also sums to 17 with numerical reduction. K I L L 2 + 9 + 3 + 3 = 17 This is interesting because of Dustin's January 7th birthday which can be written as 1/7. Remember Dustin's character Screech on Saved By The Bell, whose love interest was the only main character on the show who was black. And then Dustin dies on the first day of Black History Month. It's this alphanumeric code that drives all of the mainstream events you hear and read about, from the entertainment world, to politics, to sports. Take the death of Kobe Bryant as another example. Using numerical reduction Kobe Bryant sums to 41. K O B E B R Y A N T 2 + 6 + 2 + 5 + 2 + 9 + 7 + 1 + 5 + 2 = 41 Kobe died at age 41. His daughter also died at age 13, 41 is the 13th prime number. His helicopter crashed 41 minutes after taking off. The helicopter pilot's name Ara Zobayan sums to 41. Kobe had a logo called The Sheath, the sheath sums to 41. In Kobe's last NBA game he came off the court with 4.1 seconds left on the clock with number 41 of the defense guarding him. In this game he scored 60 points and the Lakers scored a total of 101 point, a difference of 41 points. In Kobe's all time high scoring game he scored 81 points and the Lakers scored a total of 122 points, a difference of 41 points. Kobe had a video game on N64 that was released on April 1st, the date written as 4/1. There's a town in Japan called Kobe, which was founded in history on April 1st, again the 4/1 date. Gianna lived 2006-2020 and Kobe lived 1978-2020, add all these integers together and you get 41. 2+0+0+6 + 2+0+2+0 + 1+9+7+8 + 2+0+2+0 = 41 This is only scratching the surface. Everything you're spoon fed every day by the mainstream is contrived by this code.

  • Chris Miller Anthony
    Chris Miller Anthony

    Parents keep your kids away from hollywood

  • Chris Miller Anthony
    Chris Miller Anthony


  • A B
    A B

    Nobody lives a perfect life, he was a human being like anybody else. We do in life good things and sometimes we have mistakes. But when we died all of us deserve respect! Said CNN

  • Brotherhood Tv
    Brotherhood Tv

    Elvis Presley died at 42 ....so what is the dig deal .... what do you expect. of a sell out ....

  • AHPS 2018
    AHPS 2018

    That's sad man his whole life was just darkness

  • Sayitloudly Nothing
    Sayitloudly Nothing

    Wow. Remind me not to die and let CNN find out. That was brutal

  • F S
    F S

    Rest in peace young man

  • naniii

    rip screech:(

  • Black Crow Of Vengeance #1
    Black Crow Of Vengeance #1

    Samuel "Screech" Powers, Rest. In. Peace. May you find rest in the hereafter, and may you find redemption for your misdeeds.

  • Brian Kajla
    Brian Kajla

    RIP Screech

  • Jay Crazy
    Jay Crazy

    So sad

  • TENLo

    We had an unreleased video of Dustin, this is our to tribute to him ♥️. Its a homage to the movie "Back to the Future," with Diamond playing Doc Brown. Check it out ! irbin.info/loft/fy-lm-h-y/c6tjlZWnroqAxWY.html

  • Hugo Quintero
    Hugo Quintero

    I trip out how he result selling t shirts to avoid foreclosure why not get a job like every one else so lazy

  • Greg Brady
    Greg Brady

    Nice of CNN of tarnish his image after the man has died. No respect from the Fake News Network.

  • Ebony

    CNN y'all hot garbage for this

  • Marice Dixion
    Marice Dixion

    He didn't have to die like this he was only 44 he was so young when he started playing save by the bell he was 11 years old when he started playing with the cast he was young he had curly hair I used to watch it every Saturday morning it was a good show and he didn't get credit for it it's sad he go to the doctor in time relate the cancer I guess he didn't want to be in fear to tell anybody

  • Jay Kellys
    Jay Kellys

    Hold up

    • Jay Kellys
      Jay Kellys

      He can rot in hell

    • Jay Kellys
      Jay Kellys

      So remember that Google it

    • Jay Kellys
      Jay Kellys

      Nobody don't praise him he started a porn business it didn't work out and he was ignorant and he hated everybody on that show

  • disneyfannrkrb

    saved by the bell would have got old quick without Screech. thanks for the memories RIP.

  • RasaLeela

    This is the dark side of Hollywood for one of its most loveable clowns.

  • Ana A
    Ana A

    How can Screech be dead? A part of my childhood is gone...Condolences to his family and friends.

  • rushbury42

    Diamonds are not for ever.

  • Kevin Stone
    Kevin Stone

    This is a Piney News update for 4 February, 2021. With the passing of Dustin Diamond, word on the street is that John Michno, aka, PinePowerLI, will replace Screech as the keyboardist of the Zack Attack.

  • Larry Matthews
    Larry Matthews

    I think it's a disgusting terrible way to pay a tribute to someone y'all call a star y'all are very disgusting

  • Stephanie Windler
    Stephanie Windler

    I feel bad for him and his family but be honest. Everybody who's crying for him and claiming that he's been done wrong by CNN needs to look at the fact that he wasn't that great of a person in his life. He threw a lot of his co-stars under the bus and get a lot of really shity shady things so you know you get what you give in life

  • Coogi Molly
    Coogi Molly

    Damn CNN y’all classless as hell. R.I.P bro.

  • Elise Fincher
    Elise Fincher

    Man passes away and CNN being the great media outlet they are bash him pretty much the entire segment👏👏👏classy.

  • Strawberry

    How did CNN fake news get on my list, stay off my IRbin CNN. Got to go figure out how to block you now seeya.

  • Queen Ella
    Queen Ella

    Smd I hate CNN

  • Travis Jenkins
    Travis Jenkins

    screech was a broke, troublemaking druggie. while most mourn his death, i'm scratching my head trying to figure out what we lost?

  • Baby Buttah
    Baby Buttah

    They way she put it after the show ended he just spiral down.thsts why you let God build you up nobody can tere you down. .when society build you it they help you destroy your self and tere you down to the ground won't give you any support.

  • William Winn
    William Winn

    I used to watch saved by the bell everyday until the Power Rangers came out. I remember in the nineties there used to be a rumer he was brothers with one of the Mike D from the Beastie Boys.

  • Chaz Lenz
    Chaz Lenz

    I could understand if this was Trump or Charlie Sheen. But damn, why'd they need to bash Dustin like this ? Kobe Bryant raped someone and they still acted like he was a hero. I know Screech had some issues but at least he never raped anyone.

  • bob soxx
    bob soxx

    Dustin Diamond did more with his life than i ever will. I know for a fact he did more good things in 44 years of life, than bad. rest in peace to a man i wish i had the pleasure to meet.

  • Carla Linton
    Carla Linton

    Carla Linton. May Dustin Diamond's Soul R and P in Heaven With The Good Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Shablé

    Rip diamond I hope you struggle no more

  • Thulsa Doom
    Thulsa Doom

    CNN is trash.

  • Xicana Morales
    Xicana Morales

    Smdh! Wow!

  • Zvz Sun
    Zvz Sun

    Sad to see. Was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Rest in peace. Too young.

  • Kyle Hall
    Kyle Hall

    He’s not dead

  • Pinkie Love
    Pinkie Love

    Moral of the story you got a lump in your neck you get it checked right away ,,you don't wait over a full year and a half..By then anyone would be dead because it spreads everywhere... He would still be alive if he just went the moment he found a lump... My sister had the same thing but she went right away when she found it she had her thyroid removed and the lump itself , 25 years later she is still alive and well... If she didn't have that checked or removed she would be dead... He paid for it , it was a big mistake... Both my parents died from cancer and I was with both of them when they died it's not a good way to go for anybody even if you don't like the person I don't wish it on anybody ..because you slowly die,in pain.. rip mom and dad , yes i miss u like crazy..... My mom's last words were " I don't want to go, I will miss you like crazy 3 days later She took her last breath with me holding her hands

  • EJ Ioane
    EJ Ioane

    is it just me but is cancer in stage 4 just keeps getting more common in young people especially in thier 40s????

  • Carl Speicher
    Carl Speicher

    His costars including Tori Spelling (guest on show) have all expressed very positive memories of him; he left us too soon and tried hard to be relevant after the show ended. Not easy for child stars...ask Danny Bonaduce.

  • Tara Sade
    Tara Sade

    Wow CNN what a way to bury the dead...could we just have sent the guy off with a less detailed clip on his faults?! Guess that’s too much to ask 🤦🏾‍♀️

  • Omegaman 1
    Omegaman 1

    He had the door open to success and threw it all away. Not many people have those chances. He died of a broken heart more than anything.

  • CABdosdos

    Dying doesn't vindicate you of your personality. Your time here is precious so make sure you show it or we will remember that you didn't.

  • Shoty

    guess he wasn’t saved by the bell 🥺💔

  • Natalia Pola
    Natalia Pola

    Regardless of the mistakes he made, he was my favorite character on Saved By The Bell. He always made me laugh.

  • GNR Forever
    GNR Forever

    TV was the best back in the 90s I miss it. TV is garbage now. I haven't turned the tv on in 12 years!

  • Raymond Renfrow RayRen98 Tribute
    Raymond Renfrow RayRen98 Tribute

    This is why your network is terrible cnn, this is not how you do a tribute to someone who died, but of course it's all about clicks for you.

  • Benjamin Knotts
    Benjamin Knotts

    This is why CNN is crap

  • sk 87
    sk 87

    Rest in peace ✌️


    Oh no! 😢

  • Tommy Dong
    Tommy Dong

    Uhhh Saved by the Bell was a dumb show.

  • LordNexxus


  • Carlos Plataz
    Carlos Plataz

    was smoking the cause of his cancer?

    • LordNexxus


  • Alastair Brauns
    Alastair Brauns

    Sorry to hear he passed. So young.

    • LordNexxus


  • Stop The Cap
    Stop The Cap

    Dang know wonder why people hate cnn

    • LordNexxus


  • D DeWitty
    D DeWitty

    How sad. RIP

  • lastpme


  • Cristian Murati
    Cristian Murati

    R.I.P. "Screech".

  • The Schleicher’s
    The Schleicher’s

    RIP 🪦 Screech!

  • Jerrell Conner
    Jerrell Conner

    I don’t think CNN knows what a Eulogy is. 😔

  • Deborah Campbell
    Deborah Campbell

    He's dead for real this time? #RIP

  • Gargoyle Girl
    Gargoyle Girl

    Shame on CNN!

    • LordNexxus


  • Dash120z

    why are they talking about his sex tape in wake of his death? smh..

  • Darkside John
    Darkside John

    That's one hell of a tribute...Whoever did this shit should know:What goes around comes around!



  • ConcernedCitizen5514

    Screech was a jerk in real life, but part of the problem is that he was thrust into the spotlight at such a young age and played a character which was generally hated on a popular show which lived on in reruns for many years after its initial run. I guess he had problems trying to live a normal life

  • Jamie Lehman
    Jamie Lehman

    Let me just remind everyone that CNN is anti Trump, so it makes sense that they'd stoop this low

  • Dobry Czlowiek
    Dobry Czlowiek

    Who is this

  • GrooveKing Muzz
    GrooveKing Muzz

    It's one thing to kick someone when they're down,but kicking them when they're DEAD???Who better then CNN to rape some ones character post mortem...Fucking disgraceful channel...

  • John Froelich
    John Froelich


  • James Feldman
    James Feldman

    No human being is perfect and, above all, the people at CNN should know this about themselves. And to fall from fame, fortune, and the love of so many fans must have been heart breaking for him, to say nothing of his other troubles. But I will choose to remember him fondly as a wonderful character actor who brought joy to millions and millions of viewers over the years through his talents.

  • Rex Lint
    Rex Lint

    CNN is the lowest of Lows. There was no need to bring up those things. A human being just died. And you have to bring up the negative aspects of his life instead of focusing on the positives. I hope CNN goes out of Business. They won't be missed

  • Chemical Spore
    Chemical Spore

    Way to keep it kosher there CNN

  • I C yoo
    I C yoo

    Fckn why you gotta bring up bad shit about dude ? He’s dead wrong time to sling mud completely classless.

  • I C yoo
    I C yoo

    Fckn why you gotta bring up bad shit about dude ? He’s dead wrong time to sling mud completely classless.

  • Caroline Murray
    Caroline Murray

    In the first couple seasons of saved by the bell, Screech was geeky but was a really nice guy, caring friend, and had more depth than in later seasons. As the show went on, they made the character kind of obnoxious and a screw up and it got played out. I’m sure it’s really hard to be famous as a child, especially being known for playing that type of role. I can imagine people screamed obnoxious stuff at him everywhere he went, and no one wanted to hire him after that. Sounds like the role was more of a curse than anything. Anyone’s life would be a mess if they couldn’t get a job due to that type of negative attention from the public.

  • Jean Gill
    Jean Gill

    R.I.P brother

  • Sassy Sarina
    Sassy Sarina

    CNN!!! Wth!!!

  • Louanna Chase
    Louanna Chase


  • Oswaldo Corleone
    Oswaldo Corleone

    Sad news .I remember watching Save by the Bell. When I was in middle school. In the early 90s. Saturday's morning in TV. I never miss a episode. R.I.P Dustin. 😔🙏

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    I wish CNN didn’t do the story at all. RIP man.

  • Punk rock Redneck
    Punk rock Redneck

    Followed by cnn .., the zombie news network

  • smrf202

    Like everyone says the media ain't shit 💩💩💩

    • LordNexxus


  • Duane Payne
    Duane Payne

    How can they screech out that nonsense as a tribute SMH 🤔

    • LordNexxus


  • Hey You
    Hey You

    Jesus Christ. Who wrote this piece? Fuck you CNN. RIP Dustin.