The American actor Dustin Diamond (44) died. His most famous role was that of the nerd Screech in the hugely popular TV sitcom Saved by the Bell, about a group of friends at school. The series was broadcast from 1989 to 1993 and then had several spin-offs, in which Diamond was also featured.
Diamond later appeared in The Weakest Link and Celebrity Big Brother.
After his acting successes, the actor regularly came into contact with the authority. For example, he was charged with rent and tax arrears and prohibited possession of weapons. In 2015, he was sentenced to four months in prison for involvement in a stabbing.
Three weeks ago, Diamond learned he was suffering from an aggressive form of cancer. According to a spokesman, he didnt suffer. “He was a funny and optimistic figure and preferred to make people laugh,” says in a statement.