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Actor Sam Llyod dies at 56

Sam Lloyd featured in shows like Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, Seinfeld, Modern Family, The West Wing, Cougar Town and Malcolm in the Middle.

By: PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: May 2, 2020 8:00:05 pm
Sam Lloyd Sam Llyod was 56.

Actor Sam Llyod, best known for his performance as lawyer Ted Buckland in television show Scrubs, has died at the age of 56.

Llyod passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer, his agent confirmed to Variety.

Sam Llyod, who is the nephew of Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd, also featured in shows like Desperate Housewives, Seinfeld, Modern Family, The West Wing, Cougar Town and Malcolm in the Middle.

Lloyd was also a musician and sang in a cappella group The Blanks, which made several appearances on Scrubs as The Worthless Peons.

Bill Lawrence, creator of Scrubs, paid homage to the actor on social media.

“Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many,” Lawrence posted on Twitter.

Scrubs castmate Zach Braff also honoured Sam Llyod.

“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,” Braff tweeted.

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