Sam Lloyd, 'Scrubs' and 'Desperate Housewives' actor, dies aged 56

SCRUBS

Sam Lloyd, best known for playing lawyer Ted Buckland on Scrubs, has passed away at the age of 56.

In January 2019, the veteran actor was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, just weeks after welcoming his first child.

Scrubs star Zach Braff remembers Lloyd as "one of the funniest actors I've ever had the joy of working with."

Bill Lawrence, who created the medical comedy, called Lloyd "truly such a kind, sweet guy." Lloyd reprised the role of Ted Buckland for Lawrence's show Cougar Town.

Lloyd's diagnosis was revealed last year when Scrubs producer Tom Hobert and his wife, Jill, launched a GoFundMe campaign for the actor and his family. They revealed Lloyd started to experience headaches and initially attributed it to his new sleepless lifestyle as a dad. He went to the doctor after the headaches became stronger.

"The doctor thought the pain might be sinus-related so he ordered a CT Scan. The scan revealed a mass on Sam's brain," the Hoberts wrote. "Within a day, he was in brain surgery. Unfortunately the tumour was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn't remove it. By Sunday, Sam and Vanessa were 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."

30 PHOTOS
Pictures of the week: April 26 - May 2
See Gallery
Pictures of the week: April 26 - May 2
A worker removes a swastika spray painted on a sign at the entrance to a closed road and car park near Whitley Bay lighthouse, Northumberland. Graffiti has appeared on signs at several car parks along the Northumberland coastal road as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A sheep with a rainbow painted on its side in a field near Dunblane as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A blue postbox in support of the NHS outside St Thomas's Hospital in central London as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A fox enjoys an allotment to himself during an afternoon in Earlsfield as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A cyclist wearing a face mask rides past closed up shops on Portobello Road in West London as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Maggie the giraffe stands with a sign showing support for the NHS at ZSL London Zoo, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A man wearing a personal protective equipment suit uses a backpack of pressurized spray disinfectant water to remove covid-19 from the street at Queens Market in Upton Park, east London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Tuesday April 28, 2020.
A security man wearing protective personal equipment controls a queue outside a branch of Natwest Bank in East Ham, east London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Tuesday April 28, 2020.
A woman walks past rainbow NHS graffiti on one of the gates to a mansion in Woolsingham in Newcastle as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A man passes graffiti reading 'cov 19: hoax', in south London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
A member of the military sprays disinfectant at a Covid-19 testing centre in Boston, Lincolnshire, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A police horse arrives at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Disposable gloves pegged on a washing line in south London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
A Metroline worker cleans a bus at Willesden Bus Garage in north west London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Tuesday April 28, 2020.
Travellers at a largely empty Waterloo station, in London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Police patrol the Scotland-England border on the A68 near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Cyclists ride in Waterloo, London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A graffiti depicting an NHS ambulance by street artist Nathan Bowen in central London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Monday April 27, 2020.
Solent Transport conducts a test flight of its drone at Lee-on-the-Solent in Hampshire. Drones are due to deliver NHS supplies to Isle of Wight. as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A view of dinghies tied up at The Port of Dover in Kent following being seized by Border Force officers after they were used in recent migrant crossing across The Channel as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Police officers patrol in the Meadows in Edinburgh as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A couple view the empty beach in Broadstairs, Kent, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Volunteers from the Step to Hope charity carry meals to give to those who want one in the grounds of The Parish Church of St Cuthbert in Edinburgh. The charity in Edinburgh which is handing out meals to the homeless, normally meals are served inside the church, however due to restrictions these are being handed outside to the homeless as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Brighton seafront reflects off the British Airways i360 on a sunny day as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A man walks past a colourful message outside of a shop saying 'Choose to do the things you love' in Brighton as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A colourful window display in Hove thanks the NHS staff and key workers as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Benches are wrapped in tape at a cafe on Hove seafront as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Two women water plants at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where cemeteries are reopening to the public this weekend, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A lady in a mask walks on the beach in Margate, Kent, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Members of the public walk along the beach front at Portobello as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Lloyd appeared in dozens of TV shows including Desperate Housewives, Modern Family, Shameless, Spin City and Seinfeld. He appeared in the films Galaxy Quest and Flubber and was also a musician.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Vanessa and their baby boy Weston.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

READ MORE: The Gentle Touch star Jill Gascoine dies at 83

Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS