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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.

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'Saved by the Bell' Renewed for Season 2!

Saved by the Bell is coming back for more.

Peacock announced that they will be renewing the series for a 10-episode second season, THR reported Tuesday (January 19).

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The announcement comes less than two months after its season one premiere on Peacock.

The series is a sequel to the 1990s teen comedy featuring several original cast members.

“I’m thrilled that Saved by the Bell has been renewed. I’ve been blown away by all the love for the show and can’t wait to go back and make more episodes. Hopefully we stay on Peacock for many more seasons, and then in 30 years, somebody does a reboot of our reboot and invents the threeboot,” says showrunner and executive producer Tracey Wigfield.

Here’s show summary: “In the new Saved by the Bell, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), now governor of California, gets into political trouble for closing too many underfunded high schools and proposes sending affected students to some of the more affluent schools — including his alma mater, Bayside. An influx of new students gives the privileged kids of Bayside a needed dose of reality.”

The cast includes Haskiri Velazquez, Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Mitchell Hoog, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden and John Michael Higgins. Original cast members Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez are also regulars, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar recurs.

Tiffani Thiessen, who plays Kelly Kapowski Morris on the reboot, can confirm just who Mac’s real dad is.

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Mario Lopez Reached Out To Dustin Diamond Following His Cancer Diagnosis

Dustin Diamond is receiving some well wishes from his former Saved By The Bell co-stars Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen.

Earlier this week, Dustin was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer following a hospitalization in Florida, in which he was “feeling pain all over his body”.

“At this time we can confirm that Dustin does have cancer,” his team shared after the news broke. “Dustin will disclose more information once it is available and a plan moving forward is made.”

After the reveal, both Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen have sent their well wishes to him, with Mario directly speaking with him.

“I connected with Dustin earlier this evening and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we remain positive that he’ll overcome this,” Mario shared on his Instagram page with two photos of the two together. “Praying for him & his family and for a speedy recovery. God Bless.”

Tiffani posted a photo of Dustin on her Instagram Story and wrote, “Thinking of you Dustin.”

Dustin was the only member of the original Saved By The Bell cast to be left out of the new Saved By The Bell revival. His absence was explained though, and you can find out by watching on Peacock.

Tiffani Thiessen Weighs In On The 'Who Is Mac's Dad' Debate on 'Saved By The Bell' Reboot

Tiffani Thiessen can confirm just who Mac’s real dad is – it’s Zack Morris.

The 46-year-old actress, who plays Kelly Kapowski Morris on the reboot of Saved By The Bell on Peacock, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the hot debate, which went viral on social media of just who Mac’s father really was.

During the season one finale, Kelly mentions her ex-boyfriend Jeff, after Mac questions if he even knows his father.

Kelly responded with “You’re not Jeff’s”, which led fans to question if Zack was actually the father.

“I promise you it’s not Jeff,” she says. “I mean, look at him! [Mac] looks exactly like Mark-Paul [Gosselaar]. It was such a good line to add in there, wasn’t it? That’s [executive producer] Tracey [Wigfield] for you.”

Tiffani added, “No way that could happen, it would kill everything. It’s just a funny, really good line. It’s those little lines that are just so great, but there’s no way. Mac looks exactly like Zack. It’s truly uncanny how they cast him. Mitchell [Hoog] is good, too. He’s such a good actor. All of the kids in the cast are so talented.”

She also chimed in on the choice for Zack and Kelly to have only one child.

“I’m actually surprised they didn’t have more kids,” Tiffani says. “I always thought that they would’ve had at least four kids by now, if not more. It’s just the way they wrote it and no one is going to argue.”

Saved By The Bell is streaming on Peacock now.

The series recently came under fire for an unnecessary joke.

'Saved By the Bell' Reboot Trailer Reunites Your Favorite Characters - Watch Now!

The debut trailer for the Saved by the Bell revival is finally here!

In the new series, when California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids a much-needed dose of reality.

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez star reprise their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater. The trailer also gives us our first glimpse at Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Governor Zack Morris and Tiffani Thiessen as California’s First Lady, Kelly Kapowski-Morris.

John Michael Higgins stars as Principal Toddman alongside the new class featuring Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Josie Totah and Haskiri Velazquez.

The show debuts on Peacock on November 25. Check out the trailer…

Tiffani Thiessen Gifts 'Saved by the Bell' Co-Star Mark Paul Gosselaar with Fresh Produce from Her Garden!

Tiffani Thiessen is helping feed her Saved by the Bell co-star while under quarantine!

Mark-Paul Gosselaar took to Instagram to reveal that he picked up eggs from the 46-year-old actress’ garden.

“I’ve gotten a lot of phone calls lately of people wanting produce, and there’s so much citrus happening right now… I’m definitely a hot commodity in the neighborhood,” Tiffani said in an interview with ET. “He [Mark-Paul] actually came to me. What I did is I actually put them outside our gates and then he actually came by and picked them up because he was out and about. He doesn’t live far. Maybe 15 minutes, 10 minutes at most. So he’s not far at all.”

Tiffani‘s massive garden features rows of vegetables, several fruit trees, and seven chickens.

“We wake up every morning feeling thankful that we’re healthy and that we have each other, and everybody in my circle is good,” Tiffani added. “It is what it is and we’re trying to make the best of it.”

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Reveals How Much Zack & Kelly Time We'll Get With 'Saved By The Bell' Revival

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is opening up about the Saved By The Bell revival and just how many Zack and Kelly moments fans will get to see.

Speaking with TVLine recently, the 46-year-old actor, who brought Zack Morris to life on the hit series, revealed how much he and Tiffani Thiessen will be involved with the new show.

“As far as I know, she will be in an episode or two with me,” Mark-Paul shared. “She was, at the time, working on [Netflix’s Alexa & Katie].”

He added that their limited number of episodes aren’t “necessarily because of our desire to do it. It was more of a commitment to other things.”

“The fact that ABC is allowing me to do something for NBC, I’m super gracious that they’re allowing me to do that,” Mark-Paul added, while promoting mixed-ish with his on-screen wife Tika Sumpter and on-screen daughter Arica Himmel during the 2020 SCAD aTVfest in Atlanta this weekend.

Mark-Paul will be in three episodes of the revival, and also serve as an executive produer.

FYI: Tika is wearing a Temperley London dress.

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