John Dunsworth, who played Mr. Lahey in 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71

Photo: John Dunsworth via YouTube

John Dunsworth, the popular Canadian actor best known for his role as John Lahey in television show "Trailer Park Boys," has died at the age of 71, according to his daughter Sarah Dunsworth.

The Nova Scotia native was also known for his role as Dave Teagues in a different series, "Haven."

"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," his daughter Sarah Dunsworth said in a statement on Twitter.

The actor "left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness," she explained.

Dunsworth leaves behind a loyal fan base, who worshipped the Canadian and his "Trailer Park Boys" character.

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