‘He could not have been a kinder man’: Scrubs stars pay tribute to Sam Lloyd as he dies aged 56

Sir Michael Palin saved by 86-year-old neighbour after accidentally setting house on fireSam Lloyd was best known for playing Ted Buckland on Scrubs (Picture: Scott Garfield/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

Scrubs stars have been paying tribute to Sam Lloyd, after the actor died aged 56.

Lloyd, best known for playing lawyer Ted Buckland on the hospital comedy, passed away on 30 April.

While his cause of death has yet to be confirmed, he had been battling cancer, having been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour at the beginning of 2019.

He was then diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer, which had spread to his liver, spine and jaw bone.

Following the sad news, Sam’s Scrubs castmates shared tributes on social media, including Zach Braff, who played JD on the show.

The 45-year-old tweeted: ‘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.

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. pic.twitter.com/wwyvGNbveG

— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 1, 2020

Sam Lloyd’s band “The Blanks” singing: Somewhere Over the Rainbow https://t.co/OPsLFGr7BG

— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 1, 2020

Sam Lloyd. pic.twitter.com/KOziVqVwy9

— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 2, 2020

‘He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy.’

Zach went on to share a clip of Sam singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow with his a capella group The Blanks, who made recurring appearances on Scrubs, as well as pictures of some of Lloyd’s most memorable scenes.

Sarah Chalke, who played Elliot Reid, tweeted: ‘Oh Sam…I feel so lucky I got the chance to know and work with you. You were the the kindest, funniest man. Sending so much love to your family. Rest In Peace.’

Series creator Bill Lawrence posted a BTS picture from the show and wrote: ‘Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many.’

Oh Sam…I feel so lucky I got the chance to know and work with you. You were the the kindest, funniest man. Sending so much love to your family. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/knwULwYpIb

— Sarah Chalke (@sarahchalke) May 2, 2020

Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many. pic.twitter.com/JRzlLKhqHB

— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) May 1, 2020

He added: ‘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.’

Actress Kate Micucci played Ted’s girlfriend Stephanie Gooch on the show, and posted a picture with Sam to Twitter.

‘So sad to hear the news about Sam Lloyd,’ she tweeted.

So sad to hear the news about Sam Lloyd. Sam was one of the warmest, funniest and most generous actors I’ve ever worked with. I loved getting to sing with him and it was an honor to play his girlfriend on Scrubs. He will be so missed. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FcFEEybPMM

— Kate Micucci (@katemicucci) May 2, 2020

Simpler times, happier days, the kindest man I ever met. Easy going Sam, Rest In Peace. #RIPSamLloyd pic.twitter.com/zuXyXi19sI

— Robert Maschio (@robertmaschio) May 1, 2020

‘Sam was one of the warmest, funniest and most generous actors I’ve ever worked with. I loved getting to sing with him and it was an honor to play his girlfriend on Scrubs. He will be so missed.’

Robert Maschio, who played The Todd on Scrubs, tweeted a selfie with Sam and wrote: ‘Simpler times, happier days, the kindest man I ever met. Easy going Sam, Rest In Peace.’

Meanwhile, other actors who had worked with Sam on different shows also shared their condolences.

Sir Michael Palin saved by 86-year-old neighbour after accidentally setting house on fireSam was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour (Picture: Startraks/REX)

The Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong tweeted: ‘I was just talking about Sam Lloyd and how amazing he was when he appeared on @DrKenABC. Oh man, this hurts. It was a true honor working with you. A genius and a gentleman. Rest In Peace.’

While Lloyd was best known for his role as miserable lawyer Ted, he also starred on shows including Seinfeld, The West Wing and Desperate Housewives, and reprised his role of Ted Buckland in Cougar Town.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Vanessa and their son Weston.

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