Dustin Diamond has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and his dying wishes are to talk to the bassist from his favorite band and visit Disney World, his pal has revealed.
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The “Saved by the Bell” star, who found out he had stage 4 cancer last month, has been told he has anything from a few weeks to a year or two left — although his friends are hoping he “outlives the odds.”
Diamond — who played lovable Screech Powers in the teen sitcom — has told pals his last wishes are to meet his idol Justin Chancellor, the British bassist from heavy metal band Tool, and visit the “Star Wars” exhibit at Disney World in Florida.
“We do not have any specific timelines, but we know that Dustin needs a miracle to overcome the small cell carcinoma he’s been diagnosed with,” his close friend Dan Block told the Sun.
“He was told weeks to 5 months is the average but a small percentage of people have lived one to two years with it being stage 4.
“We are hoping that he is one of the people to outlive the odds and that we get as much time with him as possible.
“There are two things Dustin asked for … the ability to talk to Justin Chancellor about music and to be able to visit Disney World to see ‘Star Wars Galaxy Edge.’
“Dustin was learning to play several Tool songs and wanted to start a Tool tribute band.
“He was in the process of starting the band before being diagnosed with cancer.
“He would play the song and play along with his bass while watching YouTube videos.
“It would be amazing if Justin saw this article and could reach out — it would be granting one of Dustin’s dying wishes and we would greatly appreciate it.
“He’s also a huge ‘Star Wars’ fan — so we’re hoping we can find a way to arrange that.”
Dustin Diamond played Screech on “Saved by the Bell” and is now battling cancer.People need to know he is a human.”
Block also asked Diamond’s fans to send letters and cards to his office and he’ll deliver them to Diamond in the hospital in Florida.
“We are accepting letters and cards from fans and then we’ll take them down to Dustin. We have a team ready.
“I know a lot of people do love Dustin, but he doesn’t want to look online at the moment because he sees all the negative comments.
“I think it would mean a lot to him and really help him at this time.”
Diamond’s rep Roger Paul previously told the Sun: “I’d like to ask everybody to keep Dustin in their thoughts and prayers.”