(Los Angeles, CA) -- TMZ is reporting "Saved By the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond is dead at the age of 44 after battling stage four cancer. In early January, Diamond was hospitalized in Florida after feeling unwell as a result of his diagnosis. Diamond came to fame in the 1990s with his role of Samuel "Screech" Powers on "Saved by the Bell." Diamond began doing stand-up comedy after the end of "Saved by the Bell" and he had toured on and off ever since. In 2006, Diamond directed and released his own sex tape, which was a spoof on his character Screech in the 1990s sitcom.