“Boyz N the Hood” actor Jessie Lawrence Ferguson has died aged 76. The star, who played a crooked police officer in the 1991 movie, died at his home in California on Friday night. His son told TMZ he discovered his dad in bed with the TV on but said he had been healthy in the days leading up to his death.
It is not yet clear how he died but police said there are no suspicious circumstances. Ferguson made his major acting debut in Starsky and Hutch in 1979. It was his performance in “Boyz N The Hood” as Officer Coffey that made him a star. Ferguson also appeared in “The Chosen One,” “The Presidio,” “To Protect and Serve,” and “Prince of Darkness.” Some news outlets are reporting that he was 77 at the time of his death.
News of his death comes just days after “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton was rushed to hospital after suffering from a stroke. He remains in a coma in intensive care in LA.