Social media users are sharing a screenshot of an article that appears to report that Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond was killed in prison. Diamond is not dead. The shared article is meant to be satirical.
Some people appeared to believe the report might be accurate.
No, Dustin “Screech” Diamond Was Not dies
Saved by the Bell’s Dustin Diamond aka Screech is not dead In October 2020, a death hoax spread on social media suggesting the 43-year-old actor had died
The story posted on social media is from a website named Ringsssss The title of the story read: « Saved by Diamond ‘Screech’ from Bell’s Dustin Killed in Riot in Prison Aged 43 » The story alleges the riot happened as Diamond neared the end of a « 15-year stabbing sentence after someone criticized his comedy skills and heckled him in a comedy club «
The about website section describes Ringsssss as a « fabricated satirical diary and comedy website » The website says it uses fictitious names in stories « except where public figures are satirized «