Scrubs actor Sam Lloyd, best known for playing Ted, has died at the age of 56.
Sam is the nephew of Back To The Future’s Christopher Lloyd. The late actor also played the lovable lawyer Ted Buckland in 95 episodes of the long-running hospital comedy, as well as appearing in shows like Modern Family, Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives and Malcolm In The Middle, among others.
Lloyd had reportedly been battling a brain tumor since last year. Since the news of his passing, tributes have been pouring in across social media for the much-loved comic actor.
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. — Zach Braff
‘Rest In Peace Sam. God bless your family. I’ll always treasure our time together singing, playing basketball, laughing, working and partying. You’re a true gem.’ — Donald Faison
Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many. Spent the night watching clips of Sam (The songs! The greatest sweaty pratfall of all time!) Those who reached out, our “Scrubs family” appreciates it – he had the biggest heart of all of us. But now send all those good thoughts to his family. And to your own loved ones. #RIPTed — Bill Lawrence, Scrubs creator.
Scrubs producer Tom Hobert had set up a GoFundMe page for Lloyd to help him and his family to cover medical costs while treating the tumor.
Sharing the sad news today, May 2, Tom wrote:
Our dear sweet Sammy has passed away.
Determined to live, and with so much to live for, Sam fought hard, enduring multiple brain surgeries, and endless tests and procedures. In spite of all these things, Sam always mustered up the strength to say “I love you” to Vanessa, Weston, and his many close friends who came to visit him.
But alas it was time for Sam to leave this world. A world that he made a better place every day of his life.
Sam Lloyd is survived by his wife Vanessa and son Weston.