Saved By The Bell’s Dustin Diamond ‘was never legally married’ to ex Jennifer Misner – according to actor’s death certificate
Tragic Saved By The Bell star Dustin Diamond was ‘never legally married’ to ex Jennifer Misner, according to a newly obtained death certificate.
The actor, best known for his role as Screech in the teen high-school comedy, passed away aged 44 at home in Florida on February 1st after a short battle with lung cancer.
But a death certificate obtained by TMZ states Diamond ‘never married’ – despite many fans believing he had exchanged vows with Misner in 2009 before divorcing in 2013.
Didn’t happen: Tragic Saved By The Bell star Dustin Diamond was ‘never legally married’ to ex Jennifer Misner, according to a newly obtained death certificate
The actor had also worn a wedding ring prior to his death, but close friend Dan Block, President of Insurance Kings, has insisted the ring was merely a way of showing his dedication to Misner during their relationship.
Block also told the publication that Diamond was increasingly frustrated with Wikipedia for incorrectly stating he had married Misner.
The actor died just three weeks after being diagnosed with stage four small-cell lung carcinoma.
Not applicable: A death certificate obtained by TMZ states Diamond ‘never married’ – despite many fans believing he had exchanged vows with Misner in 2009 before divorcing in 2013
Speaking to in 2012, Diamond had referred to Misner as his wife as he talked about marriage during an interview with CityTV in October 2012.
Holding his wedding finger aloft, he said: ‘Happy wife, happy life my friend! That’s the way to do it!’
The former couple, who met in Pennsylvania, had previously suffered heartbreak after Misner suffered a miscarriage in 2004.
Diamond’s last girlfriend, known as Tash, 39, exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘He was the love of my life. We planned on a future together and spoke often about having kids. I’m heartbroken.’
Old times: The actor was best known for his role as Screech in teen high-school comedy Saved By The Bell
She also shared exclusive photos with DailyMail.com of his mini-Yorkie named Fin visiting him in the hospital and of the couple holding hands.
Tash, a certified pharmacy technician, said she is devastated and her entire world has been turned upside down. But she said she will cherish the last time he was able to speak to her – just one day before he died.
‘Even though he was struggling to breathe and had difficulty speaking he was able to get out the words to me, ”I love you,” I told him I loved him back.’
Tash said: ‘Dustin died at our friend Jules’ house in the Fort Meyers, Florida area.’
Tragic: The actor died on February 1st just three weeks after being diagnosed with stage four small-cell lung carcinoma
He had been hospitalized since January and had just been released around noon on Monday and was being taken to their friend’s house by medical personal for hospice care.
Diamond was still on the gurney in the front room of the house while the hospice worker and their friend Jules were preparing his bedroom, when Tash found him not breathing.
He was pronounced dead a short time after by emergency personnel.