Former Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has died. He was just 44.

Diamond had stage-four lung cancer, and after the news broke just last month, his condition had rapidly worsened in the past week. According to TMZ, his girlfriend was at his side when he passed. He did not have any children.

In a statement, his team said, “Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful.”

Diamond rose to fame on the teen comedy but led a rockier adult life, directing and possibly starring in a sex tape, and spending a few months in prison. His Saved by the Bell co-star Mario Lopez tweeted, “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…”

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