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John Dunsworth (1946 – 2017), actor starred on "Trailer Park Boys"

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John Dunsworth (1946 – 2017), actor starred on "Trailer Park Boys"

John Dunsworth, actor best known as Mr. Lahey on the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died at the age of 71, according to multiple news sources. 

His daughter Sarah Dunsworth released a statement to the CBC. "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." 

Dunsworth played the inept alcoholic trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, who is at odds with the “Trailer Park Boys.” The popular Canadian series originally aired on Showcase in Canada. After the original run, Netflix picked up the show for new seasons. The latest season premiered on Netflix in March, 2017. 

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He also starred as the mysterious reporter Dave Teagues on the supernatural drama “Haven.” The show was based on the Stephen King novel “The Colorado Kid.” The series ran on the Syfy network from 2010 until 2015. 

The Canadian actor was a native of Nova Scotia. Dunsworth was well known for his appearances in regional theater in Nova Scotia. 

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