“Saved by the Bell” Star Dustin Diamond Dead at 44

"Saved by the Bell" Star Dustin Diamond Dead at 44

“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond Dead at 44!

This is shocking! CelebnHealth247.com received word that Dustin Diamond — best known for playing the lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit NBC sitcom, “Saved by the Bell” — has died. Read on for more details about Dustin Diamond Dead…

The news of Dustin Diamond Dead at 44 comes just a few weeks after we originally reported that the “Saved by the Bell” star was possibly facing cancer amid a hospitalization.

A rep for Dustin tells us he died Monday morning. His condition had greatly declined since last week, and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care. His GF was by his side when he passed away, and we’re told he did not suffer.

Dustin’s death comes just a couple of weeks after completing his first round of chemo after he was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma … which is commonly referred to as lung cancer. We were told cancer started somewhere in Dustin’s body and metastasized in his lungs.

He was initially hospitalized in Florida in January after feeling pain all over his body and a general sense of unease. Unfortunately for the kid star … it turned out to be cancer.

Dustin, of course, is famous for playing Screech on four seasons of “Saved by the Bell” as Zack Morris’ (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) nerdy sidekick who struggled to get any of Lisa Turtle’s (Lark Voorhies) love and affection.

RIP Dustin.