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Trailer Park Boys Actor John Dunsworth Dies

Trailer Park Boys Actor John Dunsworth Dies

Dunsworth, beloved for his role as Jim Lahey on Trailer Park Boys passed away after an unexpected illness, his family confirmed.

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

It was his daughter Sarah who took to social media today to announce the sad news.

The official Trailer Park Boys honored the actor on Twitter saying, "We're in shock and heartbroken by the sudden loss of our dear friend John Dunsworth". Co-star Mike Smith, who plays Bubbles on the show, tweeted that he is "beyond devastated".

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Dunsworth was an original cast member on Trailer Park Boys, and played a former cop-turned-security supervisor at Sunnyvale Trailer Park. Brilliant and fascinating. I am forever grateful for having known him.

In a 2010 interview with the Sarnia Observer, Dunsworth joked that he was nothing like his famed Trailer Park Boys character.

Actor Bernard Robichaud, who portrays Cyrus on the show, called Dunsworth a Canadian icon. Dunsworth also appeared in the 2002 movie Virginia's Run alongside Gabriel Byrne and Joanne Whalley as well a the Syfy series Haven, an adaption of the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid.

Our thoughts are with John's loved ones during this hard time.


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