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'Trailer Park Boys' star John Dunsworth dead at 71

18 October 2017, 12:18 | Bernice Figueroa

'Trailer Park Boys' star John Dunsworth dead at 71

Actor John Dunsworth best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series

Dunsworth, best known for his portrayal of Jim Lahey in the comedy series Trailer Park Boys, has died at the age of 71.

Dunsworth's death was announced on Twitter by his daughter and Trailer Park Boys co-star Sarah.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the actress said that the family had "heavy and broken hearts", and added that the actor passed away "peacefully after a short and unexpected illness".

Lahey was a former police officer who worked as the supervisor of the trailer park.

Dunsworth acted in numerous CBC radio dramas had many starring roles in stage productions at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax. "The family would like to request that our privacy is respected during this time of grief".


Dunsworth, originally from Bridgewater, N.S., played Mr. Lahey on the Trailer Park Boys since the show began in 2001.

Another cast member on the same show, Mike Smith who plays the character of Bubbles stated that he was beyond devastated. Brilliant and fascinating. I am forever grateful for having known him.

Actor Bernard Robichaud, who portrays Cyrus on the show, called Dunsworth a Canadian icon.

As fans undoubtedly know, Trailer Park Boys is a cult classic TV series based in Canada.

John had many remarkable and memorable moments on big as well as small screen, some of them are his role of newspaper editor Dave Teagues on Syfy's supernatural series Haven.



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