Actor John Dunsworth, who famously portrayed the character of Jim Lahey in the TV series “Trailer Park Boys,” died at the age of 71 on Monday.

His daughter took to his official Twitter account to break the news of his death, confirming that the Canadian actor, who was an “amazing father, husband, and grandfather,” had passed away following a “short and unexpected illness.”

Trailer Park Boys also tweeted out prayers and condolences on the loss of their “dear friend.”

Dunsworth is survived by his wife and four children – three daughters and one son. Two of his daughters, Sarah and Molly are already actresses. The actor leaves behind a fortune of $500,000 — his estimated net worth according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Much of his earnings came from his successful stint on TV, playing the character of Jim Lahey, which went on to become a legend in the world of television series. The show “Trailer Park Boys” focused on the life of the Sunnyvale residents, some who were ex-convicts.

“Trailer Park Boys” debuted on Canadian TV in 2001 and went on to continue for seven seasons. However, it only became popular in the United States in 2008, once Netflix bought the rights to the series. After Netflix realized that it had stumbled upon a gold mine, it renewed the series for four more seasons, according to Heavy.

Season 11 of the series premiered in March this year and in June the network announced that the series had been renewed for Season 12.

Dunsworth landed the role of his life as Jim Lahey after he auditioned a part in a short film titled “One Last Shot .” In the film, he played a drunken pet owner and went on to elaborate on his brief role, adding more layers to it once he started portraying Lahey in “Trailer Park Boys.”

“Mike called me and asked if I wanted to be in this short film called One Last Shot," Dunsworth said in an interview with an interview with The Globe and Mail Inc. "That was 1998. And One Last Shot became the basis for Trailer Park Boys… I was on a boat, out on a lake near here, with Mike. He says to me, ‘John, everybody is going to recognize you. You’re going to be famous for this.’ Frankly, I didn’t believe him. About five minutes later, another boat goes by, slows down, and somebody shouts, ‘Hey, Lahey!'”

Dunsworth, who was born on April 12, 1946, in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada, also starred in 1988 video documentary “John Dunsworth: The Candidate,” in which he was trying to win support for his political campaign. He has also worked on radio dramas and on stage at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Canada.

Dunsworth has also starred in various other TV series like “Pit Pony” (1999-2000), “Lexx” (1997-2002), “Forgive Me” (2013) and Haven (2010-2017). He has received a Gemini Award in 2005 and an ACTRA Maritimes Award in 2013 for his outstanding performances.