Sam Lloyd who is known as sad-sack lawyer Ted Buckland on Scrubs has passed away on Friday.
A few weeks after his wife Vanessa gave birth to their first child, the 56-year-old actor was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2019. Sadly, doctors also discovered an inoperable tumor in his brain.
Lloyd is the nephew of Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd. He had a showbiz career running over three decades. He moved back and forth between TV and film, in projects such as Flubber, Galaxy Quest, Seinfeld, The West Wing, and Desperate Housewives.
Lloyd was also an accomplished musician with the a cappella group The Blanks (which Scrubs fans might recognize as The Worthless Peons) and the Beatles cover band The Butties.
But Lloyd was probably most recognizable as Ted on Scrubs, appearing in all nine seasons and even reprising the role for a guest arc in Cougar Town.
Some of Lloyd’s former colleagues paid tribute to him on social media, including Scrubs star Zach Braff and Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence.
Rest In Peace to one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with. Sam Lloyd made me crack up and break character every single time we did a scene together. He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy. pic.twitter.com/wwyvGNbveG
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 1, 2020
Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many. pic.twitter.com/JRzlLKhqHB
— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) May 1, 2020
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