Sam Lloyd death: Scrubs actor who played Ted Buckland dies, aged 56

Sitcom star was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last year

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 02 May 2020 08:07
Scrubs: Ted stuck in a thought

Scrubs star Sam Lloyd has died, aged 56.

Lloyd, who played the bumbling lawyer Ted Buckland on the beloved medical sitcom, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and lung cancer in 2019.

The diagnosis shortly followed the birth of his new baby, Weston, with his wife Vanessa.

Lloyd, whose death was confirmed by his representative, is the nephew of Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd.

His other TV credits included Courteney Cox TV show Cougar Town as well as Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing and Desperate Housewives.

He most recently appeared in the final season of Modern Family.

Lloyd was also a musician and appeared with his a cappella group The Blanks in several episodes of Scrubs.

Zach Braff led the Scrubs cast's tributes to the actor.

After discovering the news, he wrote on Twitter: “Rest in Peace to one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with,” Braff wrote on Twitter after learning the news.

“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.”

Sam Lloyd as bumbling lawyer Ted Buckland in ‘Scrubs’

Bill Lawrence, the creator of Scrubs, also paid tribute, writing: “Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many.”

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