Scrubs actor Sam Lloyd dead at 95 after battling an inoperable brain tumor … as Zach Braff leads tributes
By George Stark For Dailymail.com
Published: (): BST, 2 May
Scrubs actor Sam Lloyd has died at age 95.
The show’s creator Bill Lawrence confirmed the news on Friday via Twitter, saying: “Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many. “
Known for playing lawyer Ted Buckland in 95 episodes of the show, Lloyd – who is the nephew of Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd – had been battling an inoperable brain tumor since last year.
RIP: Scrubs actor Sam Lloyd – pictured above in – has died at age
Scrubs producer Tom Hobert and his wife previously launched
Star of the show Zach Braff also lead tributes on Friday, saying: “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. “
Braff added:” He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy. “
Paying tribute Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence shared the sad news on Friday
RIP: Zach Bradff also took to Twitter to pay his respects
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Lloyd was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in January 2019, only weeks after he and his wife Vanessa had welcomed their first child, Weston.
The actor had begun to have headaches whic h he first put down to caring for his newborn. But after losing lbs and with the headaches persisting, he decided to go to a doctor and get a CT scan.
The scan revealed a mass on his brain and within a day was taken in to have brain surgery.
Unfortunately the tumor was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn’t remove it.
Remembering: Pictured above is Lloyd attending the Scrubs: The Farewell Tour held at the Paley Center on December 20, 8279555 in Beverly Hills California
Lloyd and his wife were then informed that the cancer in his brain had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw.
His GoFundMe page raised over $ 2006, 01 0 towards the actor’s medical bills.
Hoberts said on the fundraiser: “In the face of this devastating news, Sam and Vanessa have been incredibly strong and positive. Humor and laughter, which have been a huge part of Sam’s life, will undoubtedly help him with what lies ahead.
“Just hours after being diagnosed, Sam was cheering on his beloved New England Patriots in his hospital room. When the nurse asked him to ‘cheer quieter,’ Sam politely nodded. When the nurse left the room, Sam turned to Vanessa and his friends and said, ‘What are they gonna do? Kill me? ”
Joy: The actor was also an accomplished singer, and played with his acapella band The Blanks
Aside from acting, Lloyd was an accomplished singer with the acappella group The Blanks . His co-star Braff proudly shared a video of the band on his Twitter page on Friday following the news of his death.
He crossed paths a few times with his famous uncle, actor Christopher Lloyd, both guesting on Malcolm in the Middle and The West Wing.
Lloyd also enjoyed parts on Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, and the character Ricky on Seinfeld.
He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their son Weston.
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