John Dunsworth Dies; Haven Actor Was 71

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Haven actor, John Dunsworth, passed away on Monday after a short illness. 

He was 71 years old. 

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Dunsworth's daughter, Sarah Dunsworth, confirmed the emotional news via Twitter to her followers late Monday night. 

“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,” she wrote.

“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.”

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The father and daughter appeared together on Canadian mockumentary series, Trailer Park Boys. The official Twitter account for the series paid tribute to the beloved actor. 

"We're in shock and heartbroken by the sudden loss of our dear friend John Dunsworth. We respect the family's wishes for privacy at this time."

In addition to his role on Trailer Park Boys, Dunsworth appeared on all five seasons of Syfy's Haven as photographer Dave Teagues. He had roles in countless series and TV movies over the years. 

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His Haven co-star, Eric Balfour took to Twitter to pay tribute to John. 

"I just learned that our dear friend and #Haven co-star John Dunsworth has passed away. He is magic and will be in our hearts forever," he shared with his followers. 

John's first appearance in film was in So Long to Run in the year 1978, while his first television role came Lexx: The Dark Zone in 1997. 

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That series was popular enough to warrant a full-fledged series, and John starred on it for three years. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with John's friends and family. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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