Dustin Diamond Wiki – Dustin Diamond Biography
Dustin Neil Diamond is an American actor, director, stand-up comedian, and musician best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise.
Dustin Diamond aka Screech from Saved by the Bell is not dead. In October 2020, a death hoax spread on social media suggesting the 43-year-old actor had died.
He is 43 years old.
Dustin Diamond Alive
The story being spread on social originates from a website named Ringsssss. The headline of the story reads, “Saved by the Bell’s Dustin ‘Screech’ Diamond’ Killed in Prison Riot at age 43.” The story alleges that the riot occurred as Diamond was close to the end of a “15-year sentence for a stabbing.”
On the website’s about section, Ringsssss is described as a “fabricated satirical newspaper” as well as a “comedy website.” Typically, the website says that it uses fictional names in stories. The exception is “in cases when public figures are being satirized.”
Diamond is a well-known celebrity thanks to his appearances in Saved by the Bell. Had he died, his death would be reported nationally and internationally. Heavy could find no other reports that allege that Diamond is dead.
Diamond’s Last Appearance in News
Following his release from prison, Diamond appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to apologize to his Saved by the Bell castmates for his 2009 book. In the book, it was that his Diamond’s co-stars were involved in drugs and had sexual relationships with each other during the filming of the show. Diamond said that he did not write the book and the fabrications were the work of a ghostwriter.
Diamond was last in the news in June 2020 when TMZ reported that the actor was behind around $300,000 on his mortgage in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond was quoted as saying that he did not know he was so far behind on the mortgage payment. He added that the time he was living in Florida.
The Milwaukee Record reported in July 2020 that the house was for sale for $280,000. The report said that the home suffered significant water damage after a main burst in the fall of 2019. The home is listed as a “GREAT REHAB PROJECT!! WON’T LAST!!!”
He married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Misner in 2009, though the two have since separated.