Dustin Diamond of ‘Saved by the Bell’ hospitalized, fearing cancer: report
Dustin Diamond, iconic for his role as Screech in the 1990s series “Saved by the Bell,” has been hospitalized with widespread pain and discomfort — fearing cancer may be the source. Diamond’s reps told TMZ that he was admitted in Florida where doctors are running tests to narrow down the potential diagnoses. It was known that the actor’s family has a history of cancer, including his mother who died of breast cancer. Diamond, 44, first appeared as Samuel “Screech” Powers in 1988’s “Good Morning, Miss Bliss,” about classmates at the fictional Bayside High School, and continued the role through each iteration of the “SBTB” series, including “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” in which he appeared as Bayside’s principal.