John Dunsworth, the man who played the iconic Jim Lahey character on the Canadian comedy Trailer Park Boys, has died at the age of 71. His daughter confirmed his death in a statement posted to his official Twitter account, saying Dunsworth “left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness.”
Dunsworth was born in Nova Scotia and got his start as part of the local theatre and acting community. He’s survived by his wife and four children (three daughters and one son). His daughters Sarah and Molly are both actresses, and Sarah appeared in Trailer Park Boys using the same name. She lived with the character Lucy in the park, who was mainly seen as her best friend.
Dunsworth’s role in the show as Jim Lahey proved to be legendary. He portrayed a frequently drunk ex-cop turned trailer park supervisor at Sunnyvale Trailer Park and had a live-in boyfriend named Randy. Their alcohol-fueled clashes with Ricky, Julian and Bubbles made for some hilarious moments in the show.
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