Actor John F. Dunsworth has passed away at the age of 71.
The Canadian actor’s daughter announced her father had died ‘after a brief and unexpected illness’ in a statement to CBC Monday.
John was well-known for his part in the series Trailer Park Boys, where he played a cop-turned-security guard name Jim Lahey.
A sad loss: Actor John F. Dunsworth of Trailer Park Boys has passed away at the age of 71, according to a statement from his daughter given to Canada’s CBC on Monday
‘With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away,’ daughter Sarah Dunsworth said.
John was an original part of the Trailer Park Boys cast, playing the oft-inebriated Jim Lahey for 11 seasons.
The Nova Scotia native also had a role in the supernatural drama Haven, which was an adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid.
One of the boys: John was an original part of the Trailer Park Boys cast, playing the frequently drunk Jim Lahey for 11 seasons
Heartbroken: In her statement, daughter Sarah Dunsworth said her father (above in 2013 with haven costar Richard Donat, right) had passed after ‘after a brief and unexpected illness’
Born in 1946, the actor had his first film credit in 1978, after studying theater at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada for three years before dropping out.
During the 80s he also spent time working as a casting director.
Dunsworth also had a brief stint in the political world, running for provincial office in 1988 as a member of Canada’s New Democratic Party.
Well adapted! The Nova Scotia native also had a role in the supernatural drama Haven, which was an adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid
His campaign was captured in a short documentary entitled John Dunsworth: The Candidate.
He left politics in 1990 to focus on his acting career, however.
Dunsworth is survived by his wife, three daughters, and a son.
Family man: Dunsworth is survived by his wife, three daughters, and a son