Mario Lopez, who played AC Slater in the sitcom, said: “Dustin, you will be missed, my man. The fragility of this life is something never to be taken for granted. Prayers for your family will continue on.”
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, known to fans of the show as Zack Morris, tweeted that Dustin Diamond was “a true comedic genius” and said he “will miss those raw, brilliant sparks that only he was able to produce”.
Dustin Diamond reprised his role in follow-up series Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and Saved by the Bell: The College Years. But he did not appear in the recent revival series.
He was also a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother in 2013.
Dustin Diamond served three months in jail after he stabbed a man during an altercation at a bar in Wisconsin in 2014.
Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin.
Dustin Diamond, 38, and his fiancée, Amanda Schutz, appeared in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on January 22 on charges stemming from the Christmas Day scuffle at a Port Washington bar.
The actor, who played Screech in the 1990s TV show, is accused of stabbing a man after Amanda Schutz became involved in an altercation. The stabbed man told police he had shoved Dustin Diamond forcefully and didn’t realize he had been cut until later.
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Dustin Diamond pleaded not guilty to second-degree reckless endangering safety, a felony, and two misdemeanors.
Amanda Schutz entered the same plea to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Dustin Diamond has been free on bond. The judge set a $500 signature bond for Amanda Schutz.
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