John Dunsworth, who starred as “Jim Lahey” on the Canadian comedy Trailer Park Boys, left behind four children, including two daughters who are also actresses.
Dunsworth died at the age of 71, it was revealed on October 16.
According to IMDB, “John Dunsworth was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, not far from the sea where he now spends most of his time on his yacht when he’s not working. John is one of Halifax’s most venerable and revered actors. He has appeared in countless CBC radio dramas and has held leading roles in over 25 Neptune Theatre productions.”
His untimely death shocked fans, and he leaves behind a grieving family.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Dunsworth’s Daughter, Sarah, Confirmed His Death on Twitter
The tragic news of Dunsworth’s untimely death came via his family on Twitter. The Star reported that Dunsworth’s daughter, Sarah, posted the statement.
“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,” the statement, posted to Dunsworth’s verified Twitter account, read on October 16.
“John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness. The family would like to request that our privacy is respected during this time of grief.”
2. Dunsworth Leaves Behind Four Children
Dunsworth left behind four children. He had three daughters and one son, although two of his daughters are best known.
He left a net worth of about $500,000. You can read more about that here:
3. Dunsworth’s Daughter, Sarah, Also Starred in Trailer Park Boys
Dunsworth’s daughter, Sarah, is also an actress. Sarah appeared in Trailer Park Boys using the same name. She lived with the character Lucy in the park, who was mainly seen as her best friend.
Sarah’s Twitter profile describes her as, “aka Sarah Dunsworth-Nickerson! Trailer Park Girl. Costume Designer. Beagle Inspector. married to my sweetheart @Bendfnickerson and step mom to Ella and Mary.”
Sarah delves into political issues on Twitter. Sampling of recent posts:
“For real though it is kinda embarrassing that white women chose to boycott twitter on #WOCAffirmations day. Let’s keep listening and RTing.”
“Women boycotting twitter on #WOCaffirmation day has cleared some space for Women of colour to tell their stories. Check out the hashtag.”
“Sarah Dunsworth is an actress and costume designer, known for Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009), Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It (2014) and Treevenge (2008),” IMDB reports.
4. Dunsworth’s Daughter, Molly, Is Also an Actress
Dunsworth’s youngest daughter, Molly, is also an actress.
According to IMDB, “Molly Dunsworth is an actress, known for Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), Septic Man (2013) and Bunker 6 (2013).”
5. Dunsworth Was Originally From Novia Scotia
According to CBC, “Originally from Bridgewater, N.S., he was a part in the Nova Scotia theatre and acting community for decades.”