‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond has died

Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has died following his diagnosis with stage four cancer. He was 44-years-old.

TMZ reports that he died Monday morning with his girlfriend by his side.

According to the outlet, his condition had greatly declined since last week, and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care.

Diamond was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma. This is a type of highly malignant cancer that most commonly arises within the lung. However, it can occasionally arise in other body sites, such as the cervix, prostate, and gastrointestinal tract.

The cancer started in other parts of Diamond’s body and then spread to his lungs.