Dustin Diamond died on February 1 at age 44 after a battle with stage IV small cell carcinoma. “He was identified with this brutal, relentless type of malignant most cancers solely three weeks in the past. In that point, it managed to unfold quickly all through his system; the one mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution,” his rep informed Us Weekly in a press release on the time. “Dustin didn’t undergo. He didn’t need to lie submerged in ache. For that, we’re grateful.”
The actor’s Saved by the Bell costars paid tribute to him after information of his demise. “I’m deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a real comedic genius. My honest condolences to his household and associates,” Mark-Paul Gosselaar informed Us in a press release. “Trying again at our time working collectively, I’ll miss these uncooked, good sparks that solely he was capable of produce. A pie in your face, my comrade.”
Mario Lopez, in the meantime, wrote through Instagram: “Dustin, you’ll be missed my man. The fragility of this life is one thing by no means to be taken with no consideration. Prayers for your loved ones will proceed on.”
Tiffani Thiessen echoed Lopez’s sentiments in an Instagram submit of her personal. “I’m deeply saddened by the information of my previous co-star @realdustindiamond passing,” she captioned a photograph of Diamond. “Life is extraordinarily fragile and it’s one thing we must always by no means take with no consideration. God pace Dustin.”
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Later that month, followers misplaced an iconic determine in Christopher Plummer, who died at age 91. “Chris was a rare man who deeply beloved and revered his occupation with nice previous style manners, self deprecating humor and the music of phrases,” his longtime supervisor mentioned in a press release to Us on February 5. “He was a Nationwide Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Via his artwork and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come back. He’ll eternally be with us.”
The Oscar winner’s Sound of Music costar Julie Andrews honored him after his death. “The world has misplaced a consummate actor right this moment. And I’ve misplaced a cherished good friend,” the actress informed Us in a press release. “I treasure the recollections of our work collectively and all of the humor and enjoyable we shared via the years. My coronary heart and condolences exit to his pretty spouse Elaine, and his daughter Amanda.”
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