Dustin Diamond Will Split Ashes Between Dad And Girlfriend



The late Dustin Diamond will reportedly be cremated as part of his final wishes after he passed away on Monday, February 1, from cancer. 

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The 44-year-old who was best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers on Saved By The Bell will have his separated into two urns to be shared between his father, Mark , and his who is known as Tash

Pal Dan Block said that Diamond did not want to be buried beneath a tombstone because he was afraid it would be defaced because he is a public figure. He also said there are no plans to spread the ashes yet. 

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“Even though he was struggling to breathe and had difficulty speaking he was able to get out the words to me, ‘I love you,’ I told him I loved him back.”

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Diamond had been released from the hospital and was taken to a friend’s house by medical personal for hospice care, according to the Daily Mail he was on a gurney in the front room while his bedroom was being prepared.

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Diamond was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma only three weeks before his death. 

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The actor reportedly had a lump on his neck he had been ignoring as he feared a cancer diagnosis as cancer runs in his family and had pain all over his body. Diamond lost his mom, Jaimee, to breast cancer in 1996. Diamond’s brother, Ryan, passed away in 1983 from a heart condition when he was 8-years-old.

Block said that Diamond called him before Thanksgiving 2020 and said he thought he was sick. 

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I said is it worse than your MRSA?” Block asked after the actor had been diagnosed with the condition in 2019.

Diamond “confessed to me that he first noticed the lump in his jawbone neck area around mid-summer but resisted to go to the hospital for fear of being recognized and making fun of him.”

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told me the lump was on the left side of his neck right underneath the jawbone neck area. He sent me a picture of it and it was the size of a golf ball. He told me that Tash wanted him to go to the doctor to have it checked out.

“After finally going to the doctor and having the tumor biopsied he was told he had cancer.

“Justin told me the cancer started in his spine and he had lesions on it and then it spread to other parts of his body.”

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Diamond’s dying wishes were to take his girlfriend to see the Star Wars attractions at Disney World and to meet Tool bassist Justin Chancellor, sadly none of those wishes came through. 

TMZ was the first to report that Diamond will be cremated.

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