John Dunsworth, the man who played the iconic Jim Lahey character from the Canadian show Trailer Park Boys, has died at the age of 71. His daughter confirmed in a statement to the CBC that he passed away after an unexpected illness.
“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,” Sarah Dunsworth said in the statement. “John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness.”
Dunsworth was born in Nova Scotia and was part of the Nova Scotia theatre and acting community. His most notable role was as Jim Lahey in Trailer Park Boys. Lahey was an often drunk former cop turned trailer park supervisor. His clashes with Ricky, Julian and Bubbles in the show made for some hilarious moments.