Dustin Diamond’s girlfriend and best friend reveal heartbreaking details of “Saved by the Bell” star’s final days and how they found him not breathing just weeks after he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer

Dustin Diamond died aged 44, just weeks after being diagnosed with stage 4 small-cell lung carcinoma. Diamond’s girlfriend, known as Tash, 39, exclusively told DailyMail.com, ‘He was the love of my life. We planned on a future together. I’m heartbroken’. Tash and Dustin’s best friend Dan Block also shared exclusive photos with DailyMail.com of his mini-Yorkie named Fin visiting him in the hospital (left), of the pair holding hands (bottom right) and of the ambulance outside their friend’s home (top right). ‘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, she said. Tash said Diamond was being moved to their friend’s home for hospice care and was on the gurney in the front of the house when she found him not breathing. Dan Block told DailyMail,com: ‘By Monday you could tell he was in pain, I think he was suffering.’

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SOURCE: Daily Mail