While the native Cape Bretoner Rita MacNeil may have been best-known for her music, Canadian east coasters also hold a spot in their hearts for the singer's guest-starring role on beloved comedy "Trailer Park Boys."
In the episode, the Trailer Park Boys take MacNeil's tour bus hostage, and she and her band are forced to harvest marijuana at gunpoint. MacNeil and her band literally have to start picking weed from a field.
Some actors from "Trailer Park Boys" -- Jonathan Torrens (J-Roc), Robb Wells (Ricky) and Mike Smith (Bubbles) -- have tweeted their condolences, remembering the singer for being a blast on set. You can see their tweets in the slideshow below. You can also see the full episode and a clip below as well.
MacNeil died at age 68 following complications from surgery.
This has been a rough week so far for "Trailer Park Boys." Another minor cast member, Richard "Phil" Collins, passed away on Monday.
NOTE: These Video Clips Contain Foul Language!
Rita MacNeil on "Trailer Park Boys":
Rita MacNeil on "Trailer Park Boys" -- Full Episode:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Justin Trudeau, MP and Liberal Party Leader
Thomas Mulcair, MP and NDP Leader
Sad news. Cape Breton's 'first lady of song', Rita MacNeil has died at the age of 68. #RIP
RIP Rita MacNeil, one of the nicest and one of the most talented people I ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with.
Anne T Donahue
I just saw at CBC.ca that Rita Macneil Died. I remember her playing a show at my elementary school in grade 5. http://t.co/kijTU2i1SS
RT @Shoemosher: Yo, I'm in America, but real talk, RIP Rita MacNeil. That lady brought the vocal ruckus.
Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio 3
@zaddiepie sad day for Nova Scotians "@CBCNews: Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil dies at 68 http://t.co/nXESbkHFZa"
RIP Rita MacNeil. Cape Breton has lost a beautiful voice.
Sad to hear of Rita MacNeil's passing. She was an amazingly kind and talented person. Thankful I had the chance to meet her.
RIP Rita! A true Maritime legend! "@CBCAlerts: Singer Rita MacNeil dies at 68”
Rest in Peace Rita MacNeil, an incredible talent an incredible lady.
real Tom Murray
Stompin Tom, Jay Smith, and Rita MacNeil having a jam session tonight. #RIP
Jeremy Taggart of Our Lady Peace
Mike Smith, Trailer Park Boys' Bubbles
Sad news about Rita MacNeil. Canadian icon. RIP.
So sad to hear about the death of Rita MacNeil. She was a star of the island and beyond. She will always be synonymous with Big Pond for me
RIP Rita MacNeil. Her songs about Cape Breton help me connect with my roots.
Rita MacNeil (A Tribute) by Stompin' Tom Connors. A sad day for Maritimers. http://t.co/O3ne2IKwBh
I first met Rita MacNeil at the restaurant in the Woolco in Sydney River. I have her autograph on a receipt. Such a kind, sweet lady.
Sad to learn we lost another Canadian music icon RIP Rita MacNeil
"You can be shy. But somewhere deep down, you have to have belief or nothing's going to happen." - Rita MacNeil http://t.co/laY0UuNLEG
RIP Rita MacNeil -- Heaven's choir will sound even sweeter now
Ben Rayner, The Toronto Star