US actor Sam Lloyd, best known for playing Ted Buckland on popular comedy series Scrubs, has died aged 56.
Lloyd also held roles in other hit shows Desperate Housewives, Night Court, Cougar Town and Seinfeld over the past three decades before being diagnosed with cancer in January last year.
He was diagnosed with cancer in his lungs, liver, spine and jaw, and a tumour “intertwined” on his brain.
The aggressive cancer was discovered shortly after the birth of his and wife Vanessa’s first child, a boy named Weston.
News of his death was confirmed to Metro on May 1 by Lloyd’s agent who said: “A good man is gone.”
Scrubs co-stars Zach Braff and Robert Maschio were among those to share tributes to Twitter after hearing the sad news.
“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 wrote.
“He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy.”
Maschio shared a smiling selfie of himself with Lloyd, writing: “Simpler times, happier days, the kindest man I ever met. Easy going Sam, Rest In Peace”.
Friends of the actor, former Scrubs producer Tim Hobert and wife Jill Tracy, established a GoFundMe account to support Lloyd and his family throughout his treatment.
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