5:16 p.m. PDT 5/1/2020
Zach Braff paid homage to Lloyd on Twitter, writing, “Rest In Peace to one of the funniest actors I have ever had the joy of working with. Sam Lloyd made me crack and break the character every time we did a scene together. “
Sam Lloyd, best known for his role as lawyer for the New Sacred Heart Ted Buckland in the long NBC-ABC medical comedy Scrubs, died on Thursday evening in Los Angeles, said his representative, Kevin Turner, The Hollywood Reporter. He was 56 years old.
The Vermont native was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last year, which was revealed during a GoFundMe campaign launched by Scrubs producer Tom Hobert and his wife, Jill. The fundraiser raised nearly $ 160,000.
Scrubs star Zach Braff paid homage to Lloyd on Twitter, writing: “Rest In Peace to one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with. Sam Lloyd made me crack and break the character every time we did a scene together. He couldn’t have been a nicer man. I will forever save the time I spent with you, Sammy. “
Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence also paid tribute to social media, Tweeter: “I think a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Really such a nice and kind guy. He will be missed by so many people. “
In addition to appearing on 95 episodes of Scrubs like Buckland, Lloyd took over the role for another Lawrence series, Cougar Town. His other TV credits include Lawrence’s Spin City, Seinfeld, Desperate housewives, Shameless, Modern family and Happy together. As for the film, it was Galaxy Quest and Flubber.
Survivors include his wife, Vanessa, and their son, Weston, born in 2019.