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John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71

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John Dunsworth, the actor best known for playing the role of Jim Lahey in the hit Canadian comedy "Trailer Park Boys," has died, TMZ reports.

Dunsworth, 71, died after a brief and unexpected illness, his daughter told a Canadian media outlet.

Trailer Park Boys began airing in its first season in May, 2003. The show began production of its 12th season on June 19, 2017 and is currently ongoing.

Although frequently playing a drunken trailer park supervisor as part of his role in the show, Dunsworth rarely drank alcohol in real life.

Dunsworth leaves behind a wife, three daughters and one son.

Ross Torgerson

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