‘Trailer Park Boys’ Actor John Dunsworth Dies at Age 71
Pour one out for Mr. Lahey.
John Dunsworth, best known as the hard-drinking Mr. Lahey on the cult comedy Trailer Park Boys, has died at the age of 71, his daughter announced on Twitter.
Details on his death have yet to be disclosed, but daughter Sarah Dunsworth attributed it to an “unexpected illness.”
Though not exactly a household name, Dunsworth was beloved by many for his role as Mr. Lahey in the popular Canadian mockumentary series Trailer Park Boys.
“Follow the booze-fueled misadventures of three longtime pals and petty serial criminals who run scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park,” the official synopsis reads.
But if you’re a fan of the show and its spin-off movies, it’s really so much more than that.
The official Trailer Park Boys Twitter account also confirmed the actor’s death.
We're in shock and heartbroken by the sudden loss of our dear friend John Dunsworth. We respect the family's wishes for privacy at this time
— Trailer Park Boys (@trailerparkboys) October 16, 2017
The show ran on Canada’s Showcase from 2001 to 2007 but was then was revived by Netflix in 2014. Its 12th season will go live in 2018.
In the meantime, #RIP Mr. Lahey, you’ll be missed.
Pour out a little drinky poo for Mr. Lahey of @trailerparkboys.
RIP John Dunsworth. pic.twitter.com/n2jXsG1YYI
— theCHIVE (@theCHIVE) October 17, 2017
— Rush (@rushtheband) October 17, 2017
You're a legend John Dunsworth, the best damn character on #TrailerParkBoys by far. You'll be missed my friend m/
RIP Mr. Lahey pic.twitter.com/TSonnzG8Qd
— AlphaOmegaSin (@AlphaOmegaSin) October 16, 2017
RIP John Dunsworth aka Mr. Lahey…
— trutherbotdankgreen (@trutherbotdank) October 16, 2017
RIP Mr Lahey and God bless Canadian TV @trailerparkboys
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 17, 2017