Sam Lloyd, 'Scrubs' Star, Dead at 56
Sam Lloyd, the actor best known for his role as downtrodden lawyer Ted Buckley on Scrubs, has died. He was 56.
A rep for Lloyd confirmed to ET that the actor passed away on Thursday. His wife, Vanessa, also released a statement to ET, expressing how "devastated" she and her family are.
"Sam passed away peacefully at 10:30 on April 30th, 2020 as a result of complications from lung cancer. Our family is devastated. It doesn't feel real. It never will. It just feels like he will walk through the door," the statement reads. "The overwhelming outpouring of love and sharing your stories about working with or knowing Sam keeps his memory alive and our hearts strong."
"Sam loved his work. I want to continue his legacy, and hope to share some of the beautiful songs he was working on for his musical and our son, Weston," Vanessa concludes.
Lloyd was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2019, just weeks after Vanessa gave birth to their first child together.
Doctors first discovered a brain tumor, and after attempting to remove the mass, he was informed the cancer in question had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine and jaw.
With over 65 credits to his name, Lloyd began his acting career in the early '90s. Best known for Scrubs, he also appeared in TV shows like Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, The Middle, Modern Family, The West Wing and more. Fans will also remember Lloyd's roles in Flubber and Galaxy Quest.
Upon hearing of his death, Lloyd's Scrubs co-star Zach Braff expressed his condolences, tweeting: "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."
He also posted a video of Lloyd's singing group, The Blanks, singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence also tweeted, "Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many."
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