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'Scrubs' Stars React to the Passing of Fellow Actor Sam Lloyd, Who Recently Died at 56

Rodolfo Vieira
May 02, 2020
08:41 A.M.
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Actor Sam Lloyd, known for his role as lawyer Ted Buckland on the TV show "Scrubs," has recently passed away at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer.

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The heartbreaking news was first shared by his agent and later on announced on the GoFundMe campaign set up by "Scrubs" producer Tom Hobert.

Actor Sam Lloyd at the "Scrubs: The Farewell Tour" held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Actor Sam Lloyd at the "Scrubs: The Farewell Tour" held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

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A PEACEFUL PASSING

The campaign was created back in January 2019 after the actor was diagnosed with lung cancer, which later metastasized to his liver, spine and jaw.

According to Hobert, Lloyd drew his last breath on April 30th, at a respiratory facility in Los Angeles, in the company of his wife Vanessa and his sister Laurel, who Facetimed the couple from New Hampshire.

Sam Lloyd at the third season DVD launch event and season five wrap  up party for "Scrubs" at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Sam Lloyd at the third season DVD launch event and season five wrap up party for "Scrubs" at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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While sharing the devastating news, Hobert wrote that Lloyd left this earth and reunited with his father, Samuel Lloyd Sr., his mother, Marianna McGuffin, and his brother, Jackson Lloyd.

According to Zach Braff, Lloyd was one of the funniest actors he ever had the joy of working with

The late 56-year-old, who also appeared in shows such as "Seinfeld," "Modern Family," "Desperate Housewives" and "Shameless," leaves behind a one-year-old son named Weston.

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FONDLY REMEMBERED BY HIS PEERS

In total, the gifted actor played the part of Buckland in 95 episodes and was one of the most beloved characters on the show. Following his passing, several "Scrubs" stars took to social media to pay their respects.

Robert Maschio, who played Dr. Todd "The Todd" Quinlan on the comedy-drama, posted a picture of himself with Lloyd and described him as "the kindest man" that he had ever met.

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FUN TO BE AROUND

Zach Braff, who played the role of Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, the main face of "Scrubs, shared a heartfelt tribute on Twitter that celebrated Lloyd's memory. He wrote:

"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."

According to the 45-year-old, Lloyd was one of the funniest actors he ever had the joy of working with and that he will cherish the time they spent together forever.

Donald Faison, also known as Dr. Chris Turk by the fans, also posted a photo of Lloyd, saying that we will always treasure the time they spent singing, playing basketball, laughing, working and partying."

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