Donald Faison and Zach Braff paid tribute to their late “Scrubs” co-star Sam Lloyd, who died on Thursday at age 56 after an extended battle with most cancers.
“Hey guys, It’s Zach and Donald right here. We’ve got a little bit of dangerous information,” Faison started their podcast, “Pretend Medical doctors, Actual Mates” on Tuesday, earlier than telling their followers about Lloyd’s passing. “For me that is heartbreaking. Sam was a really, very superb individual.”
Braff, 45, added that Lloyd, who performed lawyer Ted Buckland on the sitcom, was “the nicest man I feel I’ve ever met. He was so candy and type and simply liked to snort. He would come on and play that tremendous nerdy lawyer character, however we’d all simply crack up so exhausting with Sam.”
Braff instructed listeners that he’d truly seen Lloyd within the final six months.
“He seemed nice, he seemed superb,” Braff mentioned, noting that he didn’t carry up his most cancers battle as a result of he wasn’t certain if he wished to speak about it. “He simply seemed totally recovered.”
The pair praised Lloyd’s comedic expertise in addition to his musical expertise and his shocking abilities on the basketball court docket. Faison, 45, recalled how he would attempt to recruit Lloyd to be on his staff that performed on Sundays, however was shot down as a result of Lloyd refused to overlook a New England Patriots recreation.
“He was an murderer on the court docket,” Faison remembered.
Lloyd was recognized with lung most cancers that metastasized to his mind, liver, backbone, and jaw in January 2019, proper across the identical time his spouse Vanessa had given start to their son Weston.
Faison and Braff ended their tribute by encouraging individuals to donate to his spouse and son’s GoFundMe web page, which has amassed over $180,000.
“We love you Sam,” Braff concluded. “I do know for certain that he made a distinction in lots of people’s lives as a result of all of us must snort and Sam made us snort.”