Dustin Diamond dead at 44

Dustin Diamond, who spent 13 seasons as the goofy nerd Screech on the Saturday morning sitcom Saved by the Bell and its various iterations before his life and career took a turn for the worse, has died. He was 44.

Diamond died Monday, his rep, Roger Paul, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actor was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and was receiving treatments at an undisclosed Florida hospital in mid-January.