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Dustin Diamond's 'Saved By the Bell' Co-Stars Mourn His Death - See the Reactions

Dustin Diamond's 'Saved By the Bell' Co-Stars Mourn His Death - See the Reactions

Dustin Diamond tragically passed away at the age of 44 after a very brief battle with terminal, stage four cancer.

He passed on Monday (February 1) after a brief hospitalization, and now, statements are being released. His rep released the following statement shortly after his death.

“We’ve been working alongside Dustin over the last 21 years. It goes without saying that our relationship cannot be categorized exclusively as a business. He has become a larger part of our everyday life: A part of our family and friend circle,” his rep told Us Weekly in a statement. “We are aware that Dustin is not considered reputable by most. He’s had a history of mishaps, of unfortunate events. We want the public to understand that he was not intentionally malevolent. He — much like the rest of those who act out and behave poorly — had undergone a great deal of turmoil and heartache. His actions, though rebukeable, stemmed from loss and the lack of knowledge on how to process that pain properly. In actuality, Dustin was a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh. He was able to sense and feel other peoples’ emotions to such a length that he was able to feel them too—a strength and a flaw, all in one.”

Now, his Saved By the Bell co-stars are reacting.

Click inside to see some of the cast reactions to the tragic news…

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Tiffani Thiessen

“I am deeply saddened by the news of my old co-star @realdustindiamond passing,” Tiffani, who portrayed Kelly Kapowski on Saved By the Bell, wrote on Instagram. “Life is extremely fragile and it’s something we should never take for granted. God speed Dustin.”

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Mario Lopez

“Dustin, you will be missed my man,” Mario, who played A.C. Slater, wrote. “The fragility of this life is something never to be taken for granted. Prayers for your family will continue on.”

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar

“I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a true comedic genius. My sincere condolences to his family and friends,” Mark-Paul, who played Zach Morris, said in a statement to Us Weekly. “Looking back at our time working together, I will miss those raw, brilliant sparks that only he was able to produce. A pie in your face, my comrade.”

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Elizabeth Berkley

She wrote on Instagram, “I’m grateful to have gotten to create with Dustin when we were at the beginning of our dreams coming true. I will hold onto those sweet memories and the laughs we shared. Rest In Peace 🙏🏼🤍✨”

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