HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- A Canadian actor best known for his role as an alcoholic trailer park supervisor in the Netflix comedy series "Trailer Park Boys" has died. John Dunsworth was 71.
Dunsworth was scheduled to appear in Dallas on Dec. 9 for a Christmas-themed live stage event with other members of the show's cast. We've reached out to the show's publicist to see if that show is still happening.
His daughter, Sarah Dunsworth, announced his death on Twitter on Monday, saying in a statement that her father died "peacefully after a short and unexpected illness." She didn't say where or when Dunsworth died. Ryan Cameron, a spokesman for the actor, tells The Associated Press that he's "heartbroken and will miss him dearly."
Dunsworth played Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, which developed a cult following during its initial run on Canada's Showcase from 2001 to 2007 before being revived by Netflix in 2014.
Dunsworth also had a recurring role as Dave Teagues for several seasons on the SyFy and Showcase series Haven.