John Dunsworth has passed away at the age of 71. We have learned that the Trailer Park Boys star, best known for playing Jim Lahey on the hit show, has died after losing the battle with a sudden and unknown disease. It was his daughter Sarah who took to social media today to announce the sad news.
Dunsworth is also known for staring in Haven on the Syfy channel.
‘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. John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness. The family would like to request for our privacy to be respected in our time of grief,’ the daughter’s official post read.
As fans undoubtedly know, Trailer Park Boys is a cult classic TV series based in Canada.
The show aired for no less than seven seasons on Showcase, starting in 2001.
It was then followed by a number of spin-off films as well as a Netflix revival back in 2014.
The streaming service is set to premiere the show’s 12th season next year.
Considering the fact that Dunsworth has been a part of every incarnation of the hit show, his absence will surely be felt by fans everywhere during next season.
Rest in Peace, John Dunsworth.