Screech (Dustin Diamond) Dead at 44 From Cancer

Fans of Saved By The Bell will never forget Zach's little pal, the eccentric Screech - who...had quite the tumultuous last few years. Today, he succumbed to cancer at the age of 44.

We got word a few weeks back that Dustin was feeling pain and general unease so he checked himself into the hospital where doctors confirmed it was cancer. Dustin's family has a history of cancer, so he feared the worse. He immediately began receiving Chemo treatment for small cell carcinoma, basically lung cancer that had spread throughout his body. Over the last few days his condition declined, and he passed peacefully with his girlfriend by his side.

Dustin wasn't cast on the Saved By The Bell reboot on Peacock and famously petitioned for a Screech revival, but alas...that won't happen.

Thanks for all the laughs Screech! What a great character on a great show. You will be missed!