"John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness", her statement said.
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. "The family would like to request that our privacy is respected in our time of grief". Dunsworth was also associated with the community theatres for many years.
The social media was awash with condolences for the famous actor.
Another cast member on the same show, Mike Smith who plays the character of Bubbles stated that he was beyond devastated.
Lahey was a former police officer who worked as the supervisor of the trailer park.
Series co-star Lucy DeCoutere described Dunsworth on Twitter as a "word scrambler, craftsman, surrogate dad, mischievous and forever curious".
Born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, John Dunsworth's career also included roles in Haven, Weirdos, Swearnet, Call Me Fitz and plenty of other projects.
John Dunsworth was 71. "RIP John Dunsworth. One of the finest men and most brilliant actors I've ever had the honour to work with".