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Old 01-14-21, 07:47 PM
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Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/14/saved...tage-4-cancer/

Says it’s stage 4. Doesn’t specifically say what kind except that he had a lump in his throat and it’s apparently spread.
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re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

That's horrible
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re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

Sad news. I wouldn’t wish cancer on anyone.

I know Diamond has a pretty terrible reputation among the SbtB cast and he’s had it pretty rough over the years but I’ve always kind of felt bad for the guy. I think a lot of us would have ended up the same way if we had grown up as the “ugly” one in a group of beautiful people. That couldn’t have been good on his self-esteem.
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re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
Sad news. I wouldn’t wish cancer on anyone.

I know Diamond has a pretty terrible reputation among the SbtB cast and he’s had it pretty rough over the years but I’ve always kind of felt bad for the guy. I think a lot of us would have ended up the same way if we had grown up as the “ugly” one in a group of beautiful people. That couldn’t have been good on his self-esteem.
Not only that, but he was younger than the rest of the cast by 2 years, which in teenage years it was a lot. I've heard that he took really bad advice from people around him that were using his bitterness on not getting roles on TV shows to create this rebel persona in the 2000's that worked for many. That's the reason I heard he was an ass on the Celebrity Fit Club show on VH1, did the "leaked" porn and wrote that shitty Behind the Bell book that turned into a Lifetime movie. People that have worked with him at conventions and other similar stuff have said that he was pleasant to work with.

Still, all those years of him shitting on the cast and weird behavior alienated him even more. I'm pretty sure that he would have been invited to the reboot, the Jimmy Fallon reunion and the EW special if he didn't have all that baggage with him. He was the longest tenured Saved By the Bel cast member beside Belding.
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re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

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Sad news. I wouldn’t wish cancer on anyone.

I know Diamond has a pretty terrible reputation among the SbtB cast and he’s had it pretty rough over the years but I’ve always kind of felt bad for the guy. I think a lot of us would have ended up the same way if we had grown up as the “ugly” one in a group of beautiful people. That couldn’t have been good on his self-esteem.
That's a humane take. I never watched the awful show, but I have seen the guy here and there. Actually, he was in an episode or two of "Wonder Years". What you say is true: Once Hollywood was through with him, and had no more "ugly dork" roles for him, he was tossed aside like yesterday's newspaper.
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
That's a humane take. I never watched the awful show, but I have seen the guy here and there. Actually, he was in an episode or two of "Wonder Years". What you say is true: Once Hollywood was through with him, and had no more "ugly dork" roles for him, he was tossed aside like yesterday's newspaper.
No comment on the cancer.

The guy was a child actor who got a part on a sitcom when he was a teenager, and he milked that one role for all it was worth until he was in his early 20s. Good for him.

In all that time did he get an education? Go to college?

It is possible to leave acting behind and just move on with your life in some career outside show business.
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No comment on the cancer.

The guy was a child actor who got a part on a sitcom when he was a teenager, and he milked that one role for all it was worth until he was in his early 20s. Good for him.

In all that time did he get an education? Go to college?

It is possible to leave acting behind and just move on with your life in some career outside show business.
Like the lottery winner of a $250K jackpot who pours it all back into more tickets assuming this is now his career...or retires and can't understand how he ran out of money by the time he was 26.

Anyway, I hope he comes back from this. He's young enough he could still have a 20+ year career doing something.
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re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

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He's young enough he could still have a 20+ year career doing something.
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Dustin Diamond dead at 44

TMZ is reporting Dustin has passed due to stage 4 lung cancer.
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re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

He passed away today. Confirmed by TMZ and Rolling Stone. I didn’t watch much of Saved by the Bell, but still too bad. RIP.
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re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

Rip.
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re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

Damn. I know his prognosis was grim, but didn't expect to see him go so fast.
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Re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

I just watched Made the other day. I always loved the cameo.

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Re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]




Only Mario Lopez has publicly talked about Diamond recently.
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Re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post

Only Mario Lopez has publicly talked about Diamond recently.
Lark Voorhies made an IG post a few weeks back.
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Re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

Sad news. The dude went fast. I wonder how long he ignored his warning signs until he finally broke down and went to the doctor.

He never had much of a career after SbtB. I think I only ever saw him on shitty reality shows. I also seem to remember him on some sort of trashy celebrity boxing show.

He held onto that Saved by the Bell job as long as possible though. Last time I saw him was on the New Class and he was a grown-ass man still pushing that pre-pubescent voice cracking stuff.
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Re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

I talked to Dustin for a bit after his standup set at the Cubby Bear here in Chicago a few years back. Worst comedy set ever using an “angry former star” persona with X-rated shock thrown in for good measure, but his offstage demeanor was the complete opposite and we had a very nice chat.
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Re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

Very sad. Our health can turn at any time and we'll be gone.

I always wonder how something like cancer can reveal itself so quickly. And what causes it. Luckily my parents are in their 70's and will probably make it to their 80's. I live a pretty clean lifestyle. It can still be taken away at any time.

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Sad news but not too surprising.
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I talked to Dustin for a bit after his standup set at the Cubby Bear here in Chicago a few years back. Worst comedy set ever using an “angry former star” persona with X-rated shock thrown in for good measure, but his offstage demeanor was the complete opposite and we had a very nice chat.
Same experience I had with him in 2003. He did an autograph session after his set and hardly anyone was there to begin with. My friends and I talked to him for about a half hour. Really nice guy and the complete opposite of what he was trying to be. I'm shocked he still was doing comedy. His act was horrible and the only interesting thing was him telling Saved by the Bell stories.

It seemed like his life started going downhill right after I saw him. It's a shame he is gone.
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Re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

Died of Lung cancer but was never a smoker. Must be the genes. RIP
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RIP and a shame he did not get a part in the reboot.
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Re: Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell diagnosed with cancer - [UPDATE: Dead at 44]

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Died of Lung cancer but was never a smoker. Must be the genes. RIP
The cancer spread to his lungs from another part of his body. It was reported that his health gradually deteriorated recently. He was probably really sick and didn’t know it or acknowledge it.

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