Primary Menu

2020 In Memoriam

LAS VEGAS - APRIL 27: Actor Sam Lloyd arrives at a third season DVD launch event and season five wrap party for the television series "Scrubs" at the Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort April 27, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The season three DVD will be released on May 9, 2006. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sam Lloyd, an actor from the TV show Scrubs, has died at 56, according to various sources.

Lloyd was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and cancer in January 2019, which eventually spread to his lungs, jaw, liver and spine. He received the diagnosis just weeks after his wife, Vanessa, gave birth to their first child, according to Variety.

Lloyd had a three-decade career, including roles on Desperate Housewives, Seinfeld, Modern Family, The West Wing, Cougar Town, Malcolm in the Middle, Flubber and Galaxy Quest, among other films and TV shows.

Scrubs sar Zach Braff paid tribute to Lloyd on Twitter, 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. He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy.”